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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD ANTHOLOGY OF PRE-RAPHAELITE POETRY!, 21 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Pre Raphaelite Poetry (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)
The Pre-Raphaelite movement, although very short lived, was a very intense and rebellious movement, that rejected the academic conventions of Victorian art and poetry and had a great impact on English literature. This excellent anthology, presents the work of the most famous Pre-Raphaelites in great extent. Thus, it provides a good understanding of the poetry of that period, the work of the specific poets and their influence. Also, there is a brief but informative general introduction looking at this movement in its social context and very good introductions for each poet, which provide basic biographical facts and link them to the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

This amazing anthology includes poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, and George Meredith, and what is great about it, is that it is not limited to just a few poems like most anthologies. Poems like Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "The House of Life", and "Sudden Light", Christina Rossetti's "Remember", "Winter: My Secret", and "What Would I Give?", Swinburne's "The Garden of Proserpine", Morris' "The Haystack in the Floods", and Meredith's "Lucifer in Starlight", among others, are great to have in one collection.

In addition, this little book includes an Alphabetical List of Titles and an Alphabetical List of First Lines. However it would be even better if it included some of the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

Although this is a very affordable book, it is a really good publication and it is a pleasure to read.

In total, a great anthology for anyone interested in English poetry and at an excellent price!
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Pre Raphaelite Poetry (Dover Thrift Editions) by Paul Negri (Paperback - 28 Mar. 2003)
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