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The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse - Christopher Ricks

Oxford University Press, 1987, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the head of the spine with a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “A great age of poetry speaks for itself in this anthology: the variety and power of Victorian verse, the innovation and creativity with which poets resisted the bad propensities of the era through which they lived. The great figures are, of course, strongly represented — Tennyson and Browning, Swinburne and Hopkins — but not so as to crowd out the less expected but equally rewarding feats and facets of light verse and nonsense, of grotesquery and protest. At long last justice is done to the poignant directness of ‘the true voice of feeling’, from William Barnes and John Clare, through Emily Jane Bronte and Christina G. Rossetti, to Thomas Hardy. An unprecedented feature of the anthology is the respect shown to the integrity of the 560 poems: poems are here printed in their entirety, excerpts being made only of those units to which the poet gave a distinct autonomy. And four substantial masterpieces are reproduced in full: Lewis Carroll’s ‘The Hunting of the Snark’, Edward FitzGerald’s ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, Christina G. Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’, and Arthur Hugh Clough’s superb verse-novel of love, society, and revolution, ‘Amours de Voyage’.
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: [XXXIV] 654
ISBN: 0192827782

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