...almost everywhere you turn in Mr Ricks's selection you are likely to be struck by the scope of Victorian poetry, by its humour, musicality, and most of all its frank appeal to the feelings and emotional power.' ObserverThis is an anthology that serious people can take seriously. It is not a candle flame in a ruined garden and night, but a reliable searchlight.' SpectatorIt is a magnificent piece of imaginative editing, a book to give real excitement and pleasure.' The Times
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About the Author
About the authorChristopher Ricks is Professor of English at Boston University, and editor of The Poems of Tennyson (revised edition). His critical works include Keats and Embarrassment, Tennyson, and The Force of Poetry.