This movement embraces the period from about 1880 to about 1910, in the UK dated by some people between 1930 and 1950. It is considered to be a reaction to naturalism. The naturalist stresses external observation, the neo-romanticist adds feeling and internal observation. Many books by authors from this period tend to be philosophical and historical.
The artists in this period drew their inspiration from artists of the age of romanticism. Characteristic themes include longing for perfect love, imaginary paradise, death, and history.