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The Cambridge introduction to Victorian poetry 1 edition

The Cambridge introduction to Victorian poetry
Linda K. Hughes

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The Cambridge introduction to Victorian poetry
Linda K. Hughes

Published 2010 by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Victorian poetry was read and enjoyed by a much larger audience than is sometimes thought. Publication in widely-circulating periodicals, reprinting in book reviews, and excerpting in novels and essays ensured that major poets such as Tennyson, Browning, Hardy and Rossetti were household names, and they remain popular today. The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry provides an accessible overview of British poetry from 1830 to 1901, paying particular attention to its role in mass media print culture. Designed to interest both students and scholars, the book traces lively dialogues between poets and explains poets' choices of form, style and language. It also demonstrates poetry's relevance to Victorian debates on science, social justice, religion, imperialism, and art. Featuring a glossary of literary terms, a guide to further reading, and two examples of close readings of Victorian poems, this introduction is the ideal starting-point for the study of verse in the nineteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

"the Introduction maps formal practices and a series of social debates within which poems, both canonical and lesser-known, jostled against, answered, and challenged each other for aesthetic and cultural pre-eminence. It is a less tidy, occasionally even more discordant account of poetry than is found in some literary histories but is meant to highlight the liveliness"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

Series
Cambridge introductions to -

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
821/.809
Library of Congress
PR591 .H84 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xv, 324 p. ;
Number of pages
324

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24383130M
ISBN 13
9780521856249
LC Control Number
2010000698
OCLC/WorldCat
498112845

History

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