A Companion to Victorian Poetry

A Companion to Victorian Poetry

Editor(s): Richard Cronin, Alison Chapman, Antony H. Harrison

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631222071

Online ISBN: 9780470693537

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693537

About this Book

This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it.


  • Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems
  • Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts.
  • Explores the relationships between work by different poets
  • Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect
  • Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory
  • Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter

Table of contents

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  1. Part ONE: Varieties and Forms

  2. Part TWO: Production, Distribution and Reception

  3. Part THREE: Victorian Poetry and Victorian Culture

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