The first collection to make a comprehensive study of nineteenth-century women's poetry from late Romantic to late Victorian 'new woman' writers. Eighteen essays consider the gendered codes and genres developed by sophisticated poets. The feminine subject and marketing, a woman's tradition, lesbian desire, war, race, colonial experience, religion and science are themes of the collection, featuring, as well as the familiar Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, other poets such as 'L.E.L.', Felicia Hemans, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster.
These two volumes list late-and mid-Victorian poets, with brief biographical information and bibliographical details of published works. The major strength of the works is the 'discovery' of very many minor poets and their work, unrecorded elsewhere.
Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing
From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.
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.
Contains 4000 entries listing the published works of late Victorian poets (1880-1899). Arranged alphabetically by author, the work includes biographical information, bibliographical details of published works and cross-references to other names. It lists many minor poets unrecorded elsewhere.