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The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Joseph Bristow

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Joseph Bristow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th December 2000
ISBN: 9780521646802
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

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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

Notes on contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxii
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Note on the textsp. xxv
Chronology of publications and eventsp. xxvi
Chronology of poetsp. xxxvi
Reforming Victorian poetry: poetics after 1832p. 1
"The Lady of Shalott" and the critical fortunes of Victorian poetryp. 25
Experimental form in Victorian poetryp. 46
The dramatic monologuep. 67
Victorian metersp. 89
Victorian poetry and historicismp. 114
Victorian poetry and sciencep. 137
Victorian poetry and religious diversityp. 159
The Victorian poetessp. 180
The poetry of Victorian masculinitiesp. 203
Aesthetic and Decadent poetryp. 228
Victorian poetry and patriotismp. 255
Voices of authority, voices of subversion: poetry in the late nineteenth centuryp. 280
Glossaryp. 302
Guide to Further Readingp. 304
Indexp. 312
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ISBN: 9780521646802
ISBN-10: 0521646804
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 15th December 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 15.09  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52

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