The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) pdf epub fb2

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) by Christopher Ricks pdf epub fb2

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse) Author: Christopher Ricks
Title: The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)
ISBN: 0199556318
ISBN13: 978-0199556311
Other Formats: docx lit lrf lrf
Pages: 688 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reissue edition (December 15, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1879 kb
Size EPUB version: 1319 kb
Subcategory: Poetry




A great age of poetry speaks for itself in Christopher Ricks's celebrated 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 facets of light verse and nonsense, of grotesque 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.