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The Victorians : an anthology of poetry & poetics

All of the major poets of the period - such as Tennyson, Yeats, the Brontes and Housman - are generously represented, as are many of the writers on the cusp of the central canon, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.This magnificent anthology presents the cornucopia of Victorian poetry within a single volume. Valentine Cunningham's magnificent anthology presents the cornucopia of Victorian poetry as never before within a single volume. All the major poets of the period - Tennyson, Robert Browning, John Clare, Matthew Arnold, Gerard Manley Hopkins, the Bronte&es, the Rossettis, George Eliot, Swinburne, Housman, Hardy, Wilde, Yeats - are very generously represented, with complete texts of a wide range of key poems. Also represented are many of the writers who are on the cusp of the central canon, some with their poetic talents already acknowledged - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Clough, Meredith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll - others awaiting the wider recognition they deserve, such as Edward Carpenter, W. E. Henley, and the many women this collection makes a point of featuring: 'Michael Field', Laetita Landon, Amy Levy, Alice Meynell, Constance Naden, Edith Nesbit and Augusta Webster. Here is unique access to the immense and arresting variety of Victorian poetic producers: the street balladists and self-taught working-class poets, the Pre-Raphaelites, Spasmodics, medievalizers, university wits, social realists, hymn-writers, satirists, parodists, story-tellers, symbolists and decadents - all variously engaged in the big issues of the time - faith and doubt, sexuality, gender roles, war, imperialism, poverty, industrialism, the city, the natural world, the functions of writing and criticism; everything, in short, from snow to dentists, cod-liver oil to angels in the house, railway trains to hexameters. In addition, the great conversation going on within Victorian poetry about the role of the poet and the nature of poetry and poetic work is afforced by main prose pieces from the period's critical debate, not least in the journals and reviews.
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The Victorians : an anthology of poetry & poetics / edited by Valentine Cunningham.
Oxford : Blackwell, 2000.
xlviii, 1108p. ; 25 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 1064-1079) and index.
List of Authors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Anon. Street Ballads. Eliza Lynn Linton(1822-98) with W. H. Wills (1810-80). William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Walter Savage Landor (1775-1849). Ebenezer Elliott (1781-1849). Leigh Hunt (1784-1859). Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871). John Keble (1792-1866). John Clare (1795-1864). Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847). Janet Hamilton (1795-1847). Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Mary Sewell (1797-1884). James Henry (1798-1876). Mary Howitt (1799-1888). Thomas Hood (1799-1845). Charles (Lord) Neaves (1800-76). T. B. MacCauley (1800-59). William Barnes (1801-86). John Henry Newman (1801-90). L. E. L.: Letitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-38). Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-39). Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49). James Clarance Mangan (1803-49). Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1805-73). Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-75). R. E. Egerton-Warburton (1804-91). Sarah Flower Adams (1805-92). Thomas Cooper (1805- 92). Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61). Frederick Tennyson (1807-98). Caroline Norton (1808-77). Charles (Tennyson) Turner (1808-79). Edward Fitzgerald (1809-83). Fanny Kemble (1809-93). Alfred (Lord) Tennyson (1809-92). William Miller (1810-89). Martin F. Tupper (1810-89). Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-87). Alfred Domett (1811-87). William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63). William Bell Scott (1811-90). Charles Dickens (1812-70). Robert Browning (1812-89). Edward Lear (1812-88). James R. Withers (1812-92). Jemima Luke (1813-1906). William Edmonstoune Aytoun (1813-65). Charlotte Bronte (1816-550. Branwell Bronte (1817-48). George Henry Lewes (1817-78). John Mason Neale (1818-66). Emily Bronte (1818-48). Eliza Cooke (1818-89). C. F. Alexander (1818-95). Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-610. Ernest Jones (1819-68). John Ruskin (1819-1900). Charles Kingsley (1819-75). George Eliot (1819-80). Ebenezer Jones (1820-60). Jean Ingelow (1820-97). Anne Bronte (1820-49). Frederick Locker(-Lampson) (1821-82). Dora Greenwell (1821-82). Matthew Arnold (1822-88). Eliza Keary (1822-89). William (Johnson) Cory (1823-920. Anna Letitia Waring (1823-1910). Coventry Patemore (1823-96). William Brightly Rands (1823-89). Sydney Dobell (1824-74). George Mac Donald (1824-1905). Henry S. Sutton (1825-1901). William McGonagall (1825-1902). Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-640. Walter Bagehot (1826-77). Dinah Maria Mulock (1826-87). Mortimer Collins (1827-76). George Meredith (1828-1909). Dante Gabriel Rosseth (1828-820. Gerald Massey 91828-19070. J. Stanyan Bigg (1828-650. Arthur J. Munby (1828-19100. Bessie Rayner Parkes (1829-1925). Lizzie Siddal (1829-620. William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919). T. E. Brown (1830-97). Christina G. Rossetti 91830-94). Alexander Smith (1830-67). Isa Knox (1831-19050. C. S. Calverley (1831-840. Lewis Carroll (1832-98). Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903). R. W. Dixon (1833-1900). William Morris (1834-96). James Thomson (1834-82). Ellen Johnston (1835-74). John Leicester Warren, Lord De Tabley (1835-95). Thomas Ashe (1836-89). W. S. Gilbert (1836-19110. Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-79). H. Cholmondeley Pennell (1836- ?). Augusta Webster (1837-94). Henry S. Leigh (1837-83). Algernon Charles Swinborne (1837-1909). Walter Pater (1839-940. Austin Dobson (1840-1921). Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-19010. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). W. S. Blunt (1840-19220. John Addington Symonds (1840-930. Mathilde Blind (1841-96). Robert Buchanan (1841-19010. George Augustus Simcox (1841-1901). William John Courthope (1842-1917). Edward Dowden (1843-1913). Margaret Veley (1843-87). Arthur W. .E O'Shaughnessy (1844-81). Andrew Lang (1844-1912). Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89). Edward Carpenter (1844-1929). Robert Bridges (1844-1930). L. S. Bevington (1845-95). Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907). William Canton (1845-1926). Michael Field and Edith Emma Cooper (1862-1913). George R. Sims (1847-1922). Alice Meynell (1847-19220. Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-670. W. H. Mallock (1849-1923). W. E. Henley (1849-1903). Henry Bellyse Baildon (1849-19070. Philip Bourke Marston (1850-8
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