The Cambridge Companion To Victorian Poetry by Joseph BristowThe Cambridge Companion To Victorian Poetry by Joseph Bristow

The Cambridge Companion To Victorian Poetry

EditorJoseph Bristow

Paperback | December 18, 2000

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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.
Title:The Cambridge Companion To Victorian PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:December 18, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521646804

ISBN - 13:9780521646802


Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Note on the texts; Chronology of publications and events; Chronology of poets; 1. Reforming Victorian poetry: poetics after 1832 Joseph Bristow; 2. 'The Lady of Shalott' and the critical fortunes of Victorian poetry Kathy Alexis Psomiades; 3. Experimental form in Victorian poetry E. Warwick Slinn; 4. The dramatic monologue Cornelia D. J. Pearsall; 5. Victorian meters Yopie Prins; 6. Victorian poetry and historicism Hilary Fraser; 7. Victorian poetry and science Daniel Brown; 8. Victorian poetry and religious diversity Cynthia Scheinberg; 9. The Victorian poetess Susan Brown; 10. The poetry of Victorian masculinities Thaïs E. Morgan; 11. Aesthetic and decadent poetry Karen Alkalay-Gut; 12. Victorian poetry and patriotism Tricia Lootens; 13. Voices of authority, voices of subversion: poetry in the late nineteenth century John Lucas; Glossary; Guide to further reading; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"[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