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A Companion to Victorian Poetry

Format:  Paperback,

602 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Nov 2007

ISBN-13: 9781405176125

ISBN-10: 1405176121

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This "Companion" brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it.
Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems
Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts.
Explores the relationships between work by different poets
Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect
Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory
Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Nov 2007
ISBN-13: 9781405176125
ISBN-10: 1405176121
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 602
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.39
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.84 x 1.78 x 9.62
Walmart No.: 9781405176125

Chapter outline

Editors Preface
Chronology
Notes on Contributors
Victorian Poetics
Varieties and Forms
Epic
Domestic and Idyllic
The Lyric
The Dramatic Monologue
The Sonnet and Sonnet Sequence
Elegy
Hymn
Nonsense
Verse Novel
Verse Drama
Working-Class Poetry
The Classical Tradition
Arthurian Poetry and Medievalism
Poetry in Translation
Tractarian Poetry
The Spasmodics
The Pre-Raphaelites
Poetry of the 1890s
Production, Distribution and Reception
The Market
Anthologies and the Making of the Poetic Canon
Reviewing Poetry
Poetry and Illustration
Victorian Poetry and Victorian Culture
Nationhood and Empire
Poetry in the Four Nations
Poetry and Religion
Poetry and Science
Landscape and Cityscape
Vision and Visuality
Marriage and Gender
Sexuality and Love

Book description

This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it.

  • Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems

  • Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts.

  • Explores the relationships between work by different poets

  • Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect

  • Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory

  • Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter

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