English Poetry of the Victorian Period 1830-1890 : Longman Literature in English Series

English Poetry of the Victorian Period 1830-1890 : Longman Literature in English Series

by Bernard Richards


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Books in the Longman Literature in English series provide readers with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical context. This new edition of the popular survey of English poetry in the Victorian period demonstrates the very real diversity and richness of Victorian poetry and covers some of the great poets of the age - Tennyson, the Brownings, the Rosettis and Hopkins. English Poetry of the Victorian Period, 1830-1890 balances detailed analysis of individual poets and works with a broader perspective on the poetic spirit of the age. There are examinations of, among many other topics, love poetry, the elegiac, Victorian satire, nonsense poetry and women poets, Readers interested in the poetry and criticism of the Victorian period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582381254
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 09/11/2000
Series: Longman Literature in English Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface.

Author's Preface to the Second Edition.

Longman Literature in English Series.

1. Introduction.

2. The Image of the Poet and the Function of Poetry.

3. The Diction of Victorian Poetry.

4. Victorian Versification.

5. Genres.

6. The Past.

7. Love Poetry.

8. Domesticity.

9. The Elegiac.

10. Victorian Satire.

11. Nature and Science.

12. Arts and Artists.

13. Religion.

14. The City.

15. Women Poets.

16. Nonsense Poetry.

17. Adumbrations of Modernism.


General Bibliographies.


Victorian background: historical, intellectual, and cultural.

Victorian poetry.

Individual Authors.

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