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The pocket guide to Victorian writers and poets

Russell James

The pocket guide to Victorian writers and poets

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Published by Remember When in Barnsley, South Yorkshire [England] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Russell James
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR463 .J24 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25048700M
    ISBN 101844680835
    ISBN 109781844680832
    LC Control Number2011389881
    OCLC/WorldCa615899893

    Among the prominent poets of the 18th cent. It shows his interest in French writers and includes the laments for them. More versatile even than Sidney was Sir Walter Raleigh—poet, historian, courtier, explorer, and soldier—who wrote strong, spare poetry. Thomas Hardy 's profoundly pessimistic novels are all set in the harsh, punishing midland county he called Wessex. Hunter with his Gazetteer of India in the early s, Allen turned his attention to fiction, and between and produced about 30 novels. However, the arrival of sound cinema in the s led to the closure or transformation of most theatres.

    William Makepeace Thackeray is best known for Vanity Fairwhich wickedly satirizes hypocrisy and greed. The lives of the three children interweave with those of famous people of the era including Turner, Millais, Holman Hunt and the self-styled greatest historical artist of the time, Benjamin Haydon. John Dryden began as a playwright but became the foremost poet and critic of his time. Eliotwhose long poem The Waste Land was a watershed in both American and English literary history. These values achieved their highest literary expression in the poetry of Alexander Pope. Simpson, —, Reform and Cultural Revolutionvol.

    The philosophical writings of John Stuart Mill covered logiceconomics, liberty and utilitarianism. He wrote almost 40 novels. The critic, novelist, and poet Glyn Jones 's — career also began in the s, but he belongs more to the later era, and one of his most important works, the novel The Island of Apples, was published in Lord Byron was the prototypical romantic hero, the envy and scandal of the age. Ulysses is his most controlled and perfectly written poem which presents the heroic voice of the aged hero. He wrote his autobiography in Welsh, but said he lacked the necessary grasp of the language to employ it in his poems.


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The novels of Daniel Defoethe first modern novels in English, owe much to the techniques of journalism. They dealt with more realistic themes that some would call boring and dull. Other genres include nonsense versepoetry which required a childlike interest e.

The claim was as nonsensical as his drawings. Anticipations of romanticism can be seen in the odes of William Collinsthe poems of Thomas Gray, and the Scots lyrics of Robert Burns. Tennyson not only went to The pocket guide to Victorian writers and poets book the insurgents in Spain but also highlighted the necessity of education of the poor and deprived.

The master of the personal essay was Charles Lambwhereas Thomas De Quincey was master of the personal confession. The following year he emigrated to America, and he continued to dominate the theatre both there and in Britain, satisfying American, British and Irish audiences.

I think she was right. A later book of Poems and Ballads is not so much offensive as the previous one. A number of other non-fiction works of the era made their mark on the literature of the period. Thomas Hobbes wrote the most influential political treatise of the age, Leviathan A common goal of these poets was to make English as flexible a poetic instrument as Italian.

Davis, —, the Victorians He had been a professor of poetry in Oxford for ten years. Although the great novelist Jane Austen wrote during the romantic era, her work defies classification. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan were perhaps the brightest achievements of 19th-century British drama.

But he argued that poetry ought to be based on the senses. Since the sisters were the daughters of a clergyman, they thought it be appropriate to sign the book using the pseudonyms of Currer CharlotteEllis Emily and Acton Ann Bell.

These values achieved their highest literary expression in the poetry of Alexander Pope.

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The lifting of Puritan restrictions and the reassembling of the court led to a relaxation of restraints, both moral and stylistic, embodied in such figures as the Earl of Rochester. Love prompted Elizabeth Barrett Browning to write Sonnets from the Portuguese, while she was uncertain that Robert Browning could really love her.

Probably the most celebrated literary circle in history was the one dominated by Samuel Johnson. Other authors such as Anthony Hope and Robert Louis Stevenson wrote mainly for adults, but their adventure novels are now generally classified as for children.

He starred as a Welsh schoolboy in the play's London premiere.

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As a result, Victorians were more likely to look for a scientific conviction of God's existence or absence.

Girls' stories tended to be domestic and to focus on The pocket guide to Victorian writers and poets book life, whereas boys' stories were more about adventures. Writers like Lewis CarrollR. Both Matthew Arnold and Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote poems which sit somewhere in between the exultation of nature of the romantic Poetry and the Georgian Poetry of the early 20th century.

The year is and J. But he combines the physical beauty with spiritual beauty in The Blessed Demozel.In this field, I will make a close study of four major Victorian poets (Tennyson, Browning, Christina Rosetti, and Hopkins) and place them within the context of Victorian intellectual debates about religion, science, and the moral value of Aestheticism.

I plan to structure my analysis by reading the four poets in two contrasting pairs. Dec 23,  · Victorian poetry() Victorian poetry is the poetry written during the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (). During The Victorian age, numerous poetic ideals were developed, such as the increased use of the sonnet as a poetic form.

Get this from a library! The pocket guide to Victorian writers and poets. [Russell James].Jun 27,  · He has pdf various non-fiction works, including pdf illustrated biographical encyclopaedias: Great British Fictional Detectives and its companion work, Great British Fictional Villains, followed by the Pocket Guide to Victorian Writers & Poets, and its companion, the Pocket Guide to Victorian Artists & Their Models.

Victorian Writers & Poets

His books include.Victorian poetry is self-defining: poetry written during the reign of Queen Victoria (). But the dates of Victoria's reign also seem to mark out a consistent sensibility in poetry.

Victorian poets were heirs to the Romantics, and many of the generalizations about Romantic poetry still apply.(Victorian Studies, 1 April ) “It is a definite strength of Cronin’s approach that ebook own book’s attempt to recover ways of appreciating and understanding Victorian poetry overlaps with the techniques Victorian poets themselves used to address and forestall their anxieties about the meaning and value of .