By Isobel Armstrong

Within the years lined by way of this quantity excessive Victorian poetry reached it is prolific height and encouraged a corresponding abundance of serious remark. As poets became to new subject matters and new modes of featuring them, critics sought to redifine the functionality of poetry of their time and nowhere with better immediacy and experience of the cultural matters at stake than within the periodicals. events whilst dialogue used to be quite full of life - on the subject of Tennyson's early poems and Arnold's 1853 Preface - are right here utilized by Dr. Armstrong as focal issues and with them in brain she has chosen and annotated 13 vast reports, largely dedicated to the poetry of Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Clough. Dr. Armstrong's personal lengthy advent serves both as an imperative initial advisor to the basics of Victorian feedback and as an authoritative summing-up of the controversy on poetics carried out at huge within the physique of the publication by means of the Victorians themselves. unique bibliographies for additional examining are supplied on the finish of every major part.

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