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The new Oxford book of Victorian verse

By: Ricks, Christopher(Edited by)

Part of the Oxford Books of Prose & Verse series
0199556318 / 9780199556311
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United Kingdom
20 cm xxxiv, 654 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: 1987.

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 John Clare, through Emily Jane Bronte and Christina G.

Rossetti, to Thomas Hardy.


DCQ Poetry anthologies (various poets), DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets

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