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Title Keats, hermeticism, and the secret societies / Jennifer N. Wunder.
Imprint Alershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (203 pages).
Series The nineteenth century
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Philosophy.
Keats, John, 1795-1821 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Keats, John, 1795-1821
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Hermetism in literature.
Secret societies in literature.
Romanticism.
1800-1899
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Historical hermeticism and the secret societies -- The secret societies and the romantic cultural context -- Hieroglyphics : hermetic recovery in Keats's poetry -- Hermeticism in the Endymion letters -- Initiation rites and trials of Earth -- Trials of water and air.
Summary Wunder recovers the common knowledge about secret societies like the Rosicrucians and Freemasons during the Romantic period and offers readers a first look at the role they played in the writings of Romantic authors in general and Keats in particular. As she details the reading public's exposure to and fascination with articles, pamphlets, and books about the societies, Wunder also traces their influence on Keats's poetry and letters and offers a new perspective on Keats scholarship.
Other Title Print version: Wunder, Jennifer N., 1970- Keats, hermeticism, and the secret societies. Alershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008