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Routledge Revivals: English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century (1933)

1st Edition

By B. Ifor Evans


498 pages

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First published in 1933, this study, which underwent revision in the 1960s, is a comprehensive survey of the verse of English nineteenth-century poets whose work appeared after 1860. A special feature is the full and critical treatment of minor writers. In no other book is their work so carefully evaluated. There is a full account of the minor Pre-Raphaelites, of James Thomson, the poet of The City of Dreadful Night, of Henley, Stevenson and George MacDonald. John Davidson is the subject of a long and revealing study. Evans suggests that poetry from the late nineteenth century is neglected in scholarly study, and that Victorian Romanticism deserves more attention than it has recently received.

Table of Contents



1. Dante Gabriel Rossetti

2. Algernon Charles Swinburne

3. Christina Georgina Rossetti

4. William Morris

5. Minor Pre-Raphaelite Poets

6. Coventry Patmore and Allied Poets: Coventry Patmore, Francis Thomson, and Mrs. Alice Meynell

7. George Meredith

8. Thomas Hardy

9. James Thomson

10. Robert Bridges and His Associates

11. Gerard Manley Hopkins

12. Lighter Verse

13. Minor Poets: I 1

4. Minor Poets: II

15. William Ernest Henley and Robert Louis Stevenson

16. John Davidson

17. Oscar Wilde, Ernest Dowson, Lionel Johnson, and the Poetry of the Eighteen-Nineties

18. Rudyard Kipling

19. Alfred Edward Housman



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century