Varieties of Privacy in Charlotte Smith's Poetry

  title={Varieties of Privacy in Charlotte Smith's Poetry},
  author={Sarah M. Zimmerman},
  journal={European Romantic Review},
  pages={483 - 502}
This essay proposes a reconsideration of the Romantic category of the private in the wake of the field’s recent wave of studies focusing on the public sphere and sociability. Charlotte Smith’s sustained treatment of private experience in her poetry provides the occasion for asking how the period’s long‐standing association with the private might be read differently in the aftermath of a new understanding of myriad Romantic publics, and in particular, the reading public. Across her long career… 
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