The American and British poets of the Victorian period balanced tradition and innovation, paving the way for the stylistic departures of modernism. The poets featured in this title include Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning; Rudyard Kipling; Christina Rossetti; Gerard Manley Hopkins; and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Students studying this period in literature will find this selection of critical essays helpful in understanding these poets and their works. An introductory essay by Harold Bloom, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index add to this volume.
Editor's Note Introduction (Harold Bloom) The Damsel, the Knight, and the Victorian Woman Poet (Dorothy Mermin) Naming and Doing: Speech Acts in Hopkins's Poems (J. Hillis Miller)
In the Shadow of E. B. B.: Christina Rossetti and Ideological Estrangement (Antony H. Harrison) Soul and Spirit in 'In Memoriam' (Donald S. Hair) Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Shakespeare: Translating the Language of Intimacy (Gail Marshall) Robert Browning's 'Men and Women' (1855) and the Idea of Posterity (Francis O’Gorman) Rudyard Kipling's Dress Parade (Tim Kendall)
Tennyson, Browning, Virgil (Daniel Karlin) Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index