Romanticism gained traction in the late 1700s as writers moved away from the intellectualism of the Enlightenment and toward more emotional and natural themes. The major works of the movement's five most famous poets -- William Wordsworth, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, and John Keats -- are represented in this handsome "Word Cloud Classics" volume, "The Romantic Poets." One of the largest and most influential artistic movements in history, Romanticism valued intuition and pastoralism, and its themes are well represented in the verse of its stars.
John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as one of the finest lyric poets in the English language. George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), commonly known as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English poet and one of the founders of the Romantic movement. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17727ndash;1834) was an English poet and one of the founders of the Romantic movement. William Blake (1757-1827) was an English poet and artist and one of the most important members of the Romantic movement.