Victorians: Poetry and Poetics - A Critical Reader (Blackwell Critical Readers)
Valentine Cunningham's comprehensive anthology, presents a cornucopia of Victorian poetry never seen before in a single volume. All the major poets of the period such as Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, John Clare, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Brontes, the Rossettis, George Eliot, William Morris, Housman, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, and W.B. Yeats are generously represented, with complete texts of a wide range of key poems. The book also includes many writers who are on the cusp of the central canon such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Allingham, Coventry Patmore, Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, and Lewis Carroll. Victorian women poets are featured as well including Mathilde Blind, Charlotte Elliott, 'Michael Field', Dora Greenwell, Laetitia Landon, Amy Levy, Alice Meynell, Constance Naden, Edith Nesbit, Adelaide Procter, Dolly Radford, Dora Sigerson Shorter, and Augusta Webster.This book offers a unique and arresting variety of Victorian poetic producers from the street balladists and self-taught working-class poets, the Pre-Raphaelites and Spasmodics to the medievalizers, university wits, social realists and hymn-writers, together with their theories and critical discussions about poetry.
- Physical Description: 1.1 lb; 400 pages
- Edition Info: Paperback; 2009-06
- Literature & Fiction -- History & Criticism -- Movements & Periods -- Victorian
- Literature & Fiction -- Poetry -- British
- Literature & Fiction -- Poetry -- Anthologies
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