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Poetical Works

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ISBN-10: 1409724743

ISBN-13: 9781409724742

Edition: 2008

Authors: Matthew Arnold

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Book details

List price: $32.45
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Son of the famous headmaster at Rugby, Matthew Arnold was born in Laleham, England on December 24, 1822. Following his studies at Rugby and Oxford, he established himself in an Oxford professorship of poetry in 1857 and relentlessly pursued the theme of social integration. P As a young man, Arnold attempted to create poems through which contemporary readers could touch worlds of remoteness-the people and places of legend. But by 1855 he had realized that his poetry could never achieve the popularity of the poetry of Alfred Tennyson nor the influence among the great that might have compensated for his smaller audience. Arnold gradually became a trenchant social critic. In his essay Culture…