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Publisher Comments:

This volume distils into two hundred pages some of the most influential poetry of the Victorian period.

  • Distils into one volume the key poems of the Victorian era.

  • Organised chronologically, allowing readers to perceive continuities and changes through the century.

  • Includes a general introduction, giving readers an overview of the poets and the period.

  • Represents texts in their entirety where possible.

Synopsis:

Victorian Poetrygathers together some of the most influential poetry of the Victorian era, including works by Alfred (Lord) Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Brontë, Arthur Hugh Clough, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman and William Butler Yeats.

Synopsis:

This volume distils into two hundred pages some of the most influential poetry of the Victorian period.

About the Author

Valentine Cunningham is Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is also Permanent Visiting Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University Lecturer in English Literature.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction (Duncan Wu).

1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61).

Sonnets from the Portuguese (extracts).

From Aurora Leigh: First Book. .

2. Alfred (Lord) Tennyson (1809-92). .

Mariana.

The Lady of Shalott.

Ulysses.

Morte d'Arthur.

'Break, Break, Break'.

From The Princess; A Medley.

From In Memoriam A.H.H.

The Charge of the Light Brigade.

From Maud.

I ('I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood').

XXII ('Come into the garden, Maud').

Crossing the Bar. .

3. Robert Browning (1812-89).

My Last Duchess.

The Lost Leader.

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.

Porphyria's Lover.

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad.

The Bishop Orders his Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church.

Meeting at Night.

Parting at Morning.

Love Among the Ruins.

Fra Lippo Lippi.

A Toccata of Galuppi's.

‘Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'.

Memorabilia.

Andrea del Sarto.

Two in the Campagna.

A Grammarian's Funeral.

Never the Time and the Place. .

4. Emily (Jane) Brontë (1818-48).

'What winter floods, what showers of spring'.

'Long neglect has worn away'.

'The night is darkening round me'.

'All hushed and still within the house'.

'O Dream, where art thou now?'.

'How still, how happy! those are words'.

'Mild the mist upon the hill'.

'Come, walk with me'.

To Imagination.

Remembrance ('R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida').

Julian M. and A. G. Rochelle ('The Prisoner').

'No coward soul is mine'. .

5. Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-61).

'Say not the struggle naught availeth'.

'That there are powers above us I admit'. .

6. Matthew Arnold (1822-88).

To Marguerite in Returning a Volume of the Letters of Ortis.

Self-Dependence.

Dover Beach.

The Scholar-Gipsy. .

7. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82).

The Blessed Damozel.

From The House of Life: A Sonnet-Sequence.

Part I: Youth and Change.

Sonnet VI: The Kiss.

Sonnet VII: Supreme Surrender.

Sonnet XI: The Love-Letter.

Sonnet XXVI: Mid-Rapture.

Sonnet LIII: Without Her.

Sonnet LIV: Love's Fatality.

Part II: Change and Fate.

Sonnet LXIX: Autumn Idleness.

Sonnet LXXVII: Soul's Beauty.

Sonnet LXXVIII: Body's Beauty.

Sonnet LXXXI: Memorial Thresholds.

Sonnet LXXXII: Hoarded Joy.

Sonnet XCVII: A Superscription.

Sonnet CI: The One Hope.

Nuptial Sleep.

'Found' (For a Picture). .

8. Christina G. Rossetti (1830-94).

Remember.

Goblin Market. .

9. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928):.

Neutral Tones.

Nature’s Questioning.

The Impericipeint.

In aEweleaze near Weatherbury.

"I look into my glass’.

A Broken Appointment.

The Darkling Thrush.

The Self-Unseeing..

10. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89).

The Wreck of the Deutschland.

God's Grandeur.

The Windhover.

Pied Beauty.

Binsey Poplars.

Felix Randal.

'As Kingfishers Catch Fire'.

Spelt from Sibyl's Leaves.

'Thou art indeed just, Lord'. .

11. A. E. Housman (1859-1936).

From A Shropshire Lad.

From Last Poems. .

12. William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).

The Stolen Child.

Down by the Salley Gardens.

The Rose of the World.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

When You Are Old.

Who Goes with Fergus?.

The Lamentation of the Old Pensioner.

The Song of Wandering Aengus.

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven.

Adam’s Curse.

Red Hanrahans’s Song about Ireland..

Index of Titles and First Lines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631230762
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Cunningham, Valentine
Editor:
Wu, Duncan
Editor:
Cunningham, Valentine
Author:
Cunningham
Author:
Cunningham, Valentine
Author:
Wu, Duncan
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford, UK
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poâesie anglaise
Subject:
English poetry -- 19th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
19th Century English Literature
Copyright:
Series:
Blackwell Essential Literature
Series Volume:
v. 356, no. 1415
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.46x4.74x.60 in. .50 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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