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Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0521646804

ISBN-13: 9780521646802

Edition: 2000

Authors: Joseph Bristow

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This Companion to Victorian Poetry provides an introduction to many of the pressing issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. It introduces readers to a range of topics - including historicism, patriotism, prosody, and religious belief. The thirteen specially-commissioned chapters offer insights into the works of well-known figures such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and the writings of women poets - like Michael Field, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster - whose contribution to Victorian culture has in more recent years been acknowledged by modern scholars. Revealing the breadth of the Victorians experiments with poetic form, this Companion…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Note on the texts
Chronology of publications and events
Chronology of poets
Reforming Victorian poetry: poetics after 1832
"The Lady of Shalott" and the critical fortunes of Victorian poetry
Experimental form in Victorian poetry
The dramatic monologue
Victorian meters
Victorian poetry and historicism
Victorian poetry and science
Victorian poetry and religious diversity
The Victorian poetess
The poetry of Victorian masculinities
Aesthetic and Decadent poetry
Victorian poetry and patriotism
Voices of authority, voices of subversion: poetry in the late nineteenth century
Glossary
Guide to Further Reading
Index