Romanticism in Focus is a compact guide to perhaps the most successful arts movement of all time. It examines Romantic literature, music and visual arts in the social and political context of the time, discussing what makes pieces of music, paintings, novels and poems Romantic. Containing a clear outline of what came before and after, the book traces the movement’s development from Beethoven to Wagner, Wordsworth to Byron, Austen to Dickens and Eliot. There are concise definitions of some of the main styles and genres of the period, including Nationalism, Symbolism and the Bildungsroman – and how they relate to Romanticism – as well as useful recommendations for further reading. Suitable for students from GCSE up to A2.