By Richard Cronin(auth.)
Reading Victorian Poetry bargains shut readings of poems from the Victorian period by means of a popular student. the choice features a variety of canonical and lesser identified writers
- Skilfully conveys the breadth and variety of nineteenth-century poetry
- Offers an excellent stability of canonical and not more famous writers
- Allows readers to discover the poetry of the Victorian period, in the course of the eyes of 1 of the main well known students within the box
- Poets coated contain Matthew Arnold, Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, A. H. Clough, G. M. Hopkins, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, D. G. Rossetti, A. C. Swinburne, Arthur Symons, Alfred Tennyson, Oscar Wilde
Chapter 1 advent: The Victorian Poetry Palace (pages 1–26):
Chapter 2 The Divided Self and the Dramatic Monologue (pages 27–64):
Chapter three Victorian Metrics (pages 65–88):
Chapter four brief Poems, lengthy Poems and the Victorian Sonnet series (pages 89–113):
Chapter five Victorian Poetry and Translation (pages 114–140):
Chapter 6 Victorian Poetry and lifestyles (pages 141–173):
Chapter 7 Poetry and faith (pages 174–195):
Chapter eight end: The Eighteen Nineties (pages 196–219):
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It is their co‐presence in so much of the period’s poetry that underpins my claim that they are representative, but I advance all such claims only tentatively. The variousness of Victorian poetry might itself, I want to suggest, be thought of as a distinctive Victorian quality, and not just because Victoria reigned for so long. Variety is predictable in the work of poets who had internalized, as earlier poets had not, the long history of English poetry, a history which was supplemented for most of them by poetry in a number of other languages both ancient and modern.
661–2. 11/7/2011 5:39:46 PM 26 Reading Victorian Poetry 15. Tennyson: The Critical Heritage, ed. John D. Jump (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967), p. 121. 16. Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir, 2 vols (London: Macmillan, 1897), 1, pp. 118–9. 17. Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir, 1, 68. 18. ’ (1833), John Stuart Mill: Essays on Poetry, ed. F. Parvin Sharpless (Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1976), p. 12. 19. Quoted in J. Mordaunt Crook, The British Museum (London: Allen Lane, 1972), p.
He is embittered by neglect, and only saved from suicide by a visit from Lord Roxmore, who wishes on behalf of himself and his wife to thank the author of the poem that has transformed their lives. Gerald dies young, but not before the appearance of newspaper articles belatedly recognizing his greatness. John Stanyan Biggs’s Night and the Soul (1854, the lines are not numbered) ends with Alexis reading one of his poems to his friends. They are unlikely to be surprised when he explains, ‘The Poet’s mighty mission is its theme’ (p.