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Hydromania: Perspectives on Romantic Swimming

Jarvis, Robin

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The author explores the origins and context of the Romantic generation’s passion for swimming, considers some of the literary meanings and uses of swimming in writing of that period, and looks in particular at the way swimming features in the lives and works of three notable hydromaniacs – Coleridge, Byron, and Keats.


Jarvis, R. (2015). Hydromania: Perspectives on Romantic Swimming. Romanticism, 21(3), 250-264.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Sep 1, 2015
Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 25, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2016
Journal Romanticism
Print ISSN 1354-991X
Electronic ISSN 1750-0192
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 250-264
Keywords Byron, Coleridge, Keats, swimming, water, boundaries
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Additional Information Additional Information : The article has been accepted for publication by Edinburgh University Press in the journal Romanticism, and may be accessed here


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