The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

by Matthew Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187122

ISBN-13: 9780198187127

Pub. Date: 04/05/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Tennyson, and Clough lived and wrote in a time of "nation-building." The Realms of Verse brings that political and intellectual context to life, and traces its influence on the narratives, language, and form of their poetry. Theoretically astute and historically detailed, this study is the most far-reaching reassessment of

Overview

Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Tennyson, and Clough lived and wrote in a time of "nation-building." The Realms of Verse brings that political and intellectual context to life, and traces its influence on the narratives, language, and form of their poetry. Theoretically astute and historically detailed, this study is the most far-reaching reassessment of Victorian poetry to have been published in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187127
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/05/2001
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Orientations
Poetry and its times
Poets and nations
Three types of unity
The inspiration of Italy
From elegy to prophecy
The scope of narrative: Aurora Leigh
Repulsive Clough
Browning's alien pages
Tennyson's Britain
Ever-broadening Britain
The empire of the imagiantion
The married state: Idylls of the King
Coda: After the realms of verse
Works cited
Index

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