The Poems of Emily Bronte

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byEmily BronteEditorDerek Roper, Edward Chitham

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Emily Bronte's achievement as a poet has been in part eclipsed by that of her masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, yet the poems reveal a powerful and highly individual imagination and poetic voice. The Poems of Emily Bronte is the first edition of the poetry to appear with full scholarlyapparatus: based wherever possible on the manuscripts, it preserves Bronte's original (sometimes unorthodox) presentation, and records the stages of her revisions. The lack of any surviving manuscript of the novel makes this policy particularly valuable, since it offers the reader the rare chance ofwatching the writer's creative mind at work.Returning to the original manuscripts has achieved a more accurate text than in any previous edition, resulting in a substantial number of new readings. The Poems records everything that could be deciphered from these difficult manuscripts, including Emily Bronte's spelling, punctuation, andnumerous variants, cancellations, and revisions.The enlightening introduction and commentary place the poems in their literary context, and a large number of echoes and parallels from Scott, Byron, Moore, and other authors are identified. The 'Gondal' Poems are related to what is known of that imaginary world in which many poems are set, and afresh attempt is made to relate these to Emily Bronte's other poems.

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Emily Bronte's achievement as a poet has been in part eclipsed by that of her masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, yet the poems reveal a powerful and highly individual imagination and poetic voice. The Poems of Emily Bronte is the first edition of the poetry to appear with full scholarlyapparatus: based wherever possible on the manuscript...

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Emily Bronte's achievement as a poet has been in part eclipsed by that of her masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, yet the poems reveal a powerful and highly individual imagination and poetic voice. The Poems of Emily Bronte is the first edition of the poetry to appear with full scholarly apparatus: based wherever possible on manuscripts, i...

Roper is editor of Lyrical Ballads 1805, by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Colerige (Collins, 1968) and of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (Modern Humanities Research Association, 1974-75) and UK editor of the same 1975-83. Chitham is editor of the Poems of Anne Bronte, (1979, Macmillan); and joint e...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:326 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198126417

ISBN - 13:9780198126416

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This is the first collection of Emily Bronte's poems to appear with full scholarly apparatus.