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The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

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Joseph Bristow, Kathy Alexis Psomiades, E. Warwick Slinn, Cornelia D. J. Pearsall, Yopie Prins, Hilary Fraser, Daniel Brown, Cynthia Scheinberg, Susan Brown, Thaïs E. Morgan, Karen Alkalay-Gut, Tricia Lootens, John Lucas
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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521641159

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  • This book provides an introduction to the issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. The thirteen chapters offer fresh insights into the works of well-known figures such as Robert Browning, and Alfred Tennyson and the writings of women poets--such as Amy Levy and Augusta Webster--whose contribution to Victorian culture has only recently been acknowledged by scholars. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a guide to further reading.

    • This is a most comprehensive critical account of Victorian poetry available to undergraduates
    • Contains a comprehensive guide to further reading
    • Up-to-date research on topics such as the figure of the poetess and religious diversity
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    "[This book] offers a useful overview not only of the more familiar poets of the era, and their social, political, and economic context, but also of the critical heritage that has contributed to recent approaches to the subject... The editor has ensured that a variety of approaches is represented." Nineteenth Century Contexts

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521641159
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Note on the texts
    Chronology of publications and events
    Chronology of poets
    1. Reforming Victorian poetry: poetics after 1832 Joseph Bristow
    2. 'The Lady of Shalott' and the critical fortunes of Victorian poetry Kathy Alexis Psomiades
    3. Experimental form in Victorian poetry E. Warwick Slinn
    4. The dramatic monologue Cornelia D. J. Pearsall
    5. Victorian meters Yopie Prins
    6. Victorian poetry and historicism Hilary Fraser
    7. Victorian poetry and science Daniel Brown
    8. Victorian poetry and religious diversity Cynthia Scheinberg
    9. The Victorian poetess Susan Brown
    10. The poetry of Victorian masculinities Thaïs E. Morgan
    11. Aesthetic and decadent poetry Karen Alkalay-Gut
    12. Victorian poetry and patriotism Tricia Lootens
    13. Voices of authority, voices of subversion: poetry in the late nineteenth century John Lucas
    Guide to further reading

  • Editor

    Joseph Bristow, University of California, Los Angeles


    Joseph Bristow, Kathy Alexis Psomiades, E. Warwick Slinn, Cornelia D. J. Pearsall, Yopie Prins, Hilary Fraser, Daniel Brown, Cynthia Scheinberg, Susan Brown, Thaïs E. Morgan, Karen Alkalay-Gut, Tricia Lootens, John Lucas

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