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English Victorian Poetry: An Anthology

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The Victorian period of English Literature is generally dated from the late 1830's to the turn of the 20th century (coinciding with the reign of Queen Victoria) and includes a roster of poets whose works are of perennial interests to literature students as well as enduringly popular with poetry lovers and general readers.

This outstanding, modestly priced anthology presents
Paperback, 230 pages
Published June 18th 1998 by Dover Publications
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Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great little collection of poetry. Some of my favorites in here.
Elizabeth Smith
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's a fine Dover Thrift edition, with tiny biographical notes. Covers a long period with a fair sampling of many poets (almost all male) and their most famous and influential poems. A good introduction to the period, especially since the Dovers are so very inexpensive! Good to have on the shelf, too, for reference. It has a good index.
Nicole Marcelis klinger
I gave this book 3 stars mainly because I struggle with poetry, personally. The anthology itself has a lot of really good classic poems within it, and would be great for avid readers and interpreters of poetry, poetry just isn't my cup of tea, per se.
I actually bought this book for one of my old English classes, and just decided to read the whole thing. I love the selection in this book, and how there's just enough information on each poet without being overwhelmimg. I'd definitely recommend reading it.
Jul 17, 2012 rated it liked it
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This short anthology includes many great poems including: selections from Tennyson's In Memoriam, Browning's "Porphyria's Lover", Arnold's "The Forsaken Merman" and some of Hopkin's best poems like "The Windhover".
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Sep 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I love Victorian poetry and this squished them all together. I love the selection from poets I knew and some I didn't. Lovely.
Dayna Smith
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A magnificent collection of Victorian poetry. A must read for poetry lovers everywhere.
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