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By Theresa M. Kelley

Romanticism was once a cultural and highbrow circulate characterised through discovery, revolution, and the poetic in addition to by way of the philosophical dating among humans and nature. Botany sits on the intersection the place romantic clinical and literary discourses meet. Clandestine Marriage explores the that means and techniques of the way vegetation have been represented and reproduced in clinical, literary, inventive, and fabric cultures of the interval.

Theresa M. Kelley synthesizes romantic debates approximately taxonomy and morphology, the modern curiosity in books and magazines dedicated to plant examine and photographs, and writings by way of such authors as Mary Wollstonecraft and Anna Letitia Barbauld. interval botanical work of vegetation are reproduced in vivid colour, bringing her argument and the romantics' ardour for crops to life.

In addition to exploring botanic concept and perform within the context of British romanticism, Kelley additionally appears to the German philosophical traditions of Kant, Hegel, and Goethe and to Charles Darwin’s reflections on orchids and plant pollination. Her interdisciplinary technique permits a deeper realizing of a time while exploration of the wildlife used to be a culture-wide enchantment.

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