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The Nineteenth-Century Sonnet
     

The Nineteenth-Century Sonnet

by J. Phelan
 

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What was the appeal of 'the Sonnet's scanty plot of ground' to Romantic and Victorian poets? How did a form which had fallen into disuse in the early eighteenth-century become a central and enduring part of nineteenth-century poetry? This study traces the history and development of the sonnet throughout the nineteenth-century, examining the work of Wordsworth, Keats,

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What was the appeal of 'the Sonnet's scanty plot of ground' to Romantic and Victorian poets? How did a form which had fallen into disuse in the early eighteenth-century become a central and enduring part of nineteenth-century poetry? This study traces the history and development of the sonnet throughout the nineteenth-century, examining the work of Wordsworth, Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, George Meredith and a number of other key canonical and non-canonical writers.

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006

'In Phelan's very capable hands, this short and seemingly specialized study proves to be absorbing, far ranging, and rich in implication.' - Choice (Journal of the American Library Association)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403938046
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/05/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Phelan is Lecturer in English, School of English and Performance Studies, De Montfort University, Leicester.

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