The article attempts at interpreting three novels in which Romanticism of the 1840s received interesting revisionist proposals inspired by feminist thought and by new historism. In her novel Dissonance (Dysonans) Ewa Stachniak tries to picture a feminist herstory in which Eliza Krasinska and Delfina Potocka regained “voice” that allows to put forward a view of romantic love being different from the then love view. Pawel Gozlinski wrote a novel Jul, an intertextual romantic crime novel, into which he inserted a revisionist thesis referring to Towianski’s ideology. This ideology is similarly looked at by a Hungarian writer György Spiró in his long novel Messiahs (Messiások). In the three books in question the romantic principles, following the researchers of eminent literary historians and new intriguing readings of romantic texts, appear as emergence of madmen viewed in the atmosphere of scandal, and also in a dream about a different, spiritually developed world.