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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (6 Sept. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631230769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631230762
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,812,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Victorian Poetry gathers together some of the most influential poetry of the Victorian era, including works by Alfred (Lord) Tennyson, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Brontë, Arthur Hugh Clough, Matthew Arnold, Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman and William Butler Yeats.

About the Author

Valentine Cunningham is Professor of English Language andLiterature at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor in EnglishLiterature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is also PermanentVisiting Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany.

Duncan Wu is a Fellow of St Catherine′s College, Oxford,and University Lecturer in English Literature.


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And wilt thou have me fashion into speech The love I bear thee, finding words enough, And hold the torch out, while the winds are rough, Between our faces, to cast light on each! - I drop it at thy feet. Read the first page
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By Late Reader on 18 July 2011
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This is a worthy anthology for any secondary school and University Student with little surprises, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning and Matthew Arnold among the many famous names. As a relative newcomer to poetry and a complete dilettante I tend to be more interested in the psychological states poetry evokes. What comes across for me is the abject depression contained in much of the poetry here, and the pessimism barely disguised within the realm of myth. I draw particular attention to Tennyson and the Lady of Shallot. I would recommend this to both lovers of poetry and to psychotherapists, but no one with a predisposition to self-harm.
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