The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Paperback | November 15, 2008

EditorChristopher Ricks

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A great age of poetry speaks for itself in Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology: the variety and power of Victorian verse, the innovation and creativity with which poets resisted the bad propensities of the era through which they lived. The great figures are of course strongly represented- Tennyson and Browning, Swinburne and Hopkins - but not so as to crowd out the less expected but equally rewarding facets of light verse and nonsense, of grotesque and protest. At long last justice is done to the poignant directness of 'the true voice of feeling', from William Barnes and JohnClare, through Emily Jane Bronte and Christina G. Rossetti, to Thomas Hardy.

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A great age of poetry speaks for itself in Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology: the variety and power of Victorian verse, the innovation and creativity with which poets resisted the bad propensities of the era through which they lived. The great figures are of course strongly represented- Tennyson and Browning, Swinburne and Hopki...

Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and co-director of the Editorial Institute. He has taught at Boston University since 1986; he was formerly King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:November 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionThomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)Emily Jane Bronte (1818-1848)Emily Jane Bronte and Charlotte BronteLeigh Hunt (1784-1859)Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839)Thomas Hood (1799-1845)William Barnes (1801-1886)James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849)AnonymousWilliam Miller (1810-1872)Charles Dickens (1812-1870)William Wordsworth (1770-1850)Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)Robert Browning (1806-1861)Ebenezer Jones (1820-1860)John Clare (1793-1864)John Ruskin (1819-1900)Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) (1832-1898)Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)Charlotte Bronte (perhaps Emily Jane Bronte)Edward Lear (1812-1888)Charles Kingsley (1819-1875)Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)Christina G. Rossetti (1830-1894)Ebenezer Elliot (1781-1849)Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)William Allingham (1824-1889)Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)Ernest Jones (1819-1869)William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)James Henry (1798-1876)William Bell Scott (1811-1890)Mortimer Collins (1827-1876)Shirley Brooks (1816-1874)Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883)Elizabeth Siddal (later Rossetti) (1829-1862)William Morris (1834-1896)Thomas Ashe (1836-1889)T.L. Peacock (1785-1866)Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)Richard Watson Dixon (1833-1900)George Meredith (1828-1909)J. Stanyan Bigg (1828-1865)Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)John Leicester Warren, Lord de Tabley (1835-1895)Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-1875)Charles Turner (Formerly Tennyson) (1808-1879)Gerard M. Hopkins (1844-1889)John Henry Newman (1801-1890)Arthur Munby (1828-1910)Sebastian Evans (1830-1909)James Thomson ('B.V') (1834-1882)C.S. Calverley (1831-1884)Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)Dora Greenwell (1821-1882)Digby Mackworth Dolben (1848-1867)W.H. Mallock (1849-1923)George Eliot (Mary Ann, later Marian, Evans) (1819-1880)George Augustus Simcox (1841-1905)E.E. Brown (1830-1897)George MacDonald (1824-1905)Frederick Locker-Lampson (formerly Locker) (1821-1895)Edward Dowden (1843-1913)Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)Sydney Dobell (1824-1874)E. Keary (fl. 1857-1882)Philip Bourke Marston (1850-1887)Louisa S. Guggenberger (formerly Bevington) (1845-1895)William Renton (fl. 1875-1905)R.E. Egerton Warburton (1804-1891)Alice Meynell (1847-1922)Henry Bellyse Baildon (1849-1907)George R. Sims (1847-1922)Jean Ingelow (1820-1897)John Addington Symonds (1840-1893)Robert Bridges (1844-1930)Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903)William Watson (1858-1935)William Frederick Stevenson (fl. 1883)Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907)Amy Levy (1861-1889)Mary F. Robinson (Mme Darmesteter, Mme Duclaux) (1857-1944)Nesbit (1858-1924)Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)William Canton (1845-1926)Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)Andrew Lang (1844-1912)Lionel Johnson (1867-1902)Gerald Massey (1828-1907)Cosmo Monkhouse (1840-1901)Arthur Symons (1865-1945)W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)William Cory (formerly Johnson) (1823-1892)James Logie Robertson (1846-1922)Dollie Radford (1858-?)J.K. Stephen (1859-1892)Katharine Tynan (1861-1931)Ernest Dowson (1867-1900)John Gray (1866-1934)Michael Field (Katharine Bradley, 1846-1914, and Edith Cooper, 1862-1913)John Davidson (1857-1909)Mary E. Coleridge (1861-1907)Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898)A.E. Housman (1859-1936)Victor Plarr (1863-1929)Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)Francis Thompson (1859-1907)Frederick Tennyson (1807-1898)Dora Sigerson Shorter (1866-1918)Sources and NotesIndex of Titles and First LinesIndex of Authors