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A Life of Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold is a pivotal figure in the literature of the nineteenth century; his poems are still widely read and his social criticism continues to influence contemporary scholars. This comprehensive biography, the first in many years, brings the surprisingly modern figure of Arnold back to life, firmly establishing him as one of the most eminent Victorian writers. Throu ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by St. Martin's Press
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This biography makes it easy to love Matthew Arnold as a poet and a man. It does not talk down to its readers, so anyone without an easy knowledge of the politics and literature of his time will make frequent use of Google searches. But, it's well worth the effort. By the end, you feel that you have known the writer. And his time. Which, thanks to Murray, is obviously comparable and relevant to our own.
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