Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Prose and Letters
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Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Prose and Letters

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Felicia Hemans was the most widely read woman poet in the nineteenth-century English-speaking world. Broadview’s edition shows why she was one of the few standard poets to be found in middle-class homes on both sides of the Atlantic, despite being routinely disparaged as a “merely” feminine poet. Included here is poetry representative of her entire career, from often-antho

Paperback, 498 pages
Published January 22nd 2002 by Broadview Press (first published December 18th 2000)
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This is a great book of poems by an author whose name no one knows today. But in her time, she was the most well-known poetess in England - more popular than William Wordsworth! While her writing appears to fit the conventions that bound women writers at the time, a closer look will reveal much that advocates for greater rights for women.
I am all about the recovery of feminist poets, but I really think her work is inferior to LEL and EBB. Too wordy and lacking in the lyricism of the Big 6 Male Romantics.
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