The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory: Concise Edition
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  • Publication Date: March 15, 2000
  • ISBN: 9781551113661 / 155111366X
  • 692 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"
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The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory: Concise Edition

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2000
  • ISBN: 9781551113661 / 155111366X
  • 692 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory, Concise Edition is less than half the length of the full anthology, but preserves the main principles of the larger work. A number of longer poems (such as Tennyson’s In Memoriam) are included in their entirety; there are generous selections from the work of all major poets, and a representative selection of other work; the work of Victorian women poets features very prominently; and a substantial selection of poetic theory is included to round out the volume.

Comments

“A long-overdue collection that balances representative and canonical works with traditionally under-represented ones.” — Barbara Gates, University of Delaware

“What we have needed has been the Victorian poetic texts, by many writers—and here they are, splendidly assembled! Thank you.” — William N. Rogers, San Diego State University

“A comprehensive and intelligent selection … fills a long-standing need.” — Thomas Hoberg, Northeastern Illinois University

“I’m excited about the appearance of this anthology—especially about its inclusion of so may full-text long poems.” — Peter W. Sinnema, University of Alberta

POETRY

FELICIA HEMANS

  • The Suliote Mother
    The Lady of The Castle
    To Wordsworth
    Casabianca
    The Grave of a Poetess
    The Image In Lava
    The Indian With His Dead Child
    The Rock of Cader Idris

LETITIA E. LANDON

  • from The Improvisatrice
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      Sappho’s Song
  • “Preface” to The Venetian Bracelet, The Lost Pleiad, A History of the Lyre, and Other Poems
    The Nameless Grave

    The Factory

    Carthage

    Felicia Hemans
    Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake
    Infanticide in Madagascar

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

  • The Cry of the Children
    Sonnets From the Portuguese

    • III
      XXII
      XXIX

      XLIII
  • The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point
    Aurora Leigh
    • First Book

      Second Book

      Fifth Book
  • A Curse for a Nation

    A Musical Instrument

CAROLINE NORTON

  • From Voice From the Factories

    The Creole Girl

    The Poet’s Choice

EDWARD FITZGERALD

  • Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

ALFRED TENNYSON

  • Mariana

    Supposed Confessions of a Second-Rate Sensitive Mind

    The Poet

    The Poet’s Mind

    The Mystic

    The Kraken

    The Lady of Shalott

    To —. With the Following Poem [The Palace of Art]

    The Palace of Art

    The Hesperides

    The Lotos-Eaters

    The Two Voices

    St Simeon Stylites

    Ulysses

    Tiresias

    The Epic [Morte d’Arthur]

    Morte d’Arthur

    “Break, break, break”

    Locksley Hall

    The Vision of Sin

    In Memoriam A.H.H

    The Charge of the Light Brigade

    Maud

    Tithonus

    Crossing the Bar

ROBERT BROWNING

  • My Last Duchess

    Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister

    Johannes Agrνcola in Meditation

    Porphyria’s Lover

    Pictor Ignotus

    The Lost Leader

    The Bishop Orders His Tom at Saint Praxed’s Church

    The Laboratory

    Love Among the Ruins

    Fra Lippo Lippi

    A Toccata of Galuppi’s

    By the Fire-Side

    An Epistle Containing the Strange Medical Experience of Karshish, the Arab Physician

    “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

    The Statue and the Bust

    How It Strikes a Contemporary

    The Last Ride Together

    Bishop Blougram’s Apology

    Andrea del Sarto

    Saul

    Cleon

    Abt Vogler

    Rabbi Ben Ezra

    Caliban upon Setebos; or, Natural Theology in the Island

EDWARD LEAR

  • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

    The Dong with a Luminous Nose

    How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear

CHARLOTTE BRONTË

  • The Missionary

    Master and Pupil

    On the Death of Emily Jane Brontë

    On the Death of Anne Bronte
    Reason
    “The house was still—the room was still”
    The Lonely Lady
    “Is this my tomb, this humble stone”
    “Obscure and little seen my way”

EMILY JANE BRONTË

  • “Riches I hold in light esteem”
    To Imagination
    Plead For Me
    Remembrance
    The Prisoner
    “No coward soul is mine”
    Stanzas—“Often rebuked, yet always back returning”
    A Farewell to Alexandria
    “Long neglect has worn away”
    “The night is darkening round me”
    “What winter floods, what showers of spring”
    “She dried her tears, and diey did smile”

ELIZA COOK

  • The Waters
    The Ploughshare of Old England
    Song of the Red Indian
    Song of the Ugly Maiden
    A Song For The Workers

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH

  • Duty—that’s to say complying

    Qui Laborat, Orat
    The Latest Decalogue
    “Say not the struggle nought availeth”

SPERANZA (LADY WILDE)

  • The Voice of the Poor
    A Lament For the Potato
    Tristan and Isolde

MATTHEW ARNOLD

  • To a Gipsy Child by the Sea-Shore
    The Strayed Reveller
    Resignation
    The Forsaken Merman
    To Marguerite—Continued
    Stanzas in Memory of the Author of “Obermann”
    Empedocles on Etna
    Memorial Verses
    Dover Beach
    The Buried Life
    Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse
    The Scholar-Gipsy
    Thyrsis

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

  • The Blessed Damozel

    My Sister’s Sleep
    Jenny
    “A Sonnet is a moment’s monument,—”
    • Nuptial Sleep
      The Portrait
      Silent Noon
      Willowwood
      The Soul’s Sphere
      The Landmark
      Autumn Idleness
      The Hill Summit
      Old and New Art
      Soul’s Beauty
      Body’s Beauty
      A Superscription
      The One Hope

ARTHUR MUNBY

  • The Serving Maid
    Woman’s Rights

ELIZABETH SIDDAL

  • The Lust of the Eyes
    Worn Out
    At Last
    Love and Hate

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

  • Goblin Market
    A Birthday
    After Death
    An Apple Gathering
    Echo
    “No, Thank you, John”
    Song
    Uphill
    A Better Resurrection
    “The Iniquity of the Fathers Upon the Children”
    Monna Innominata

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      2

      3
      4
      5
      6
      7
      8
      9
      10
      11
      12
      13
      14
  • “For Thine Own Sake, O My God”
    In an Artist’s Studio

LEWIS CARROLL

  • Jabberwocky
    The Walrus and the Carpenter

WILLIAM MORRIS

  • The Defence of Guenevere
    The Haystack in the Floods

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

  • The Triumph of Time
    Itylus
    Anactoria
    Hymn to Proserpine
    The Leper
    The Garden of Proserpine

    A Forsaken Garden
    At A Month’s End
    Ave Atque Vale

AUGUSTA WEBSTER

  • Circe

    A Castaway
    Mother and Daughter Sonnets

    • VI
      VII
      IX
      XIV
      XII
      XIII
      XIV
      XV
      XVI
      XVII

THOMAS HARDY

  • Hap

    Neutral Tones
    A Broken Appointment
    The Darkling Thrush
    The Self-Unseeing
    In Tenebris
    The Minute Before Meeting

    Night in the Old Home
    The Something that Saved Him
    Afterwards
    A Young Man’s Exhortation
    Snow in the Suburbs
    In a Wood

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

  • The Wreck of the Deutschland
    God’s Grandeur
    The Windhover
    Felix Randal
    “As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame”
    The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo
    Carrion Comfort
    “No worst, there is none”
    Tom’s Garland
    Harry Ploughman

MICHAEL FIELD

  • Preface
    La Gioconda
    The Birth of Venus
    “Death, men say, is like a sea”
    “Ah, Eros doth not always smite”
    “Sometimes I do despatch my heart”
    “Solitary Death, make me thine own”
    Love’s Sour Leisure
    “It was deep April, and the morn”
    An Aeolian Harp

ALICE MEYNELL

  • A Letter from a Girl to Her Own Old Age
    In February
    A Father of Women
    The Threshing Machine
    Reflections

    • (I) In Ireland

      (II) In “Othello”
      (III) In Two Poets

OSCAR WILDE

  • Requiescat

    Hélas!

    Impressions

    • le jardin

      la mer
  • Symphony in Yellow

RUDYARD KIPLING

  • Gentlemen-Rankesr

    In the Neolithic Age

    Recessional
    The White Man’s Burden
    If

LIONEL JOHNSON

  • The Dark Angel

    Summer Storm
    Dead

    The End

    Nihilism

    The Darkness

    In a Workhouse

    Bagley Wood

    The Destroyer of a Soul

    The Precept of Silence

    A Proselyte

CHARLOTTE MEW

  • The Farmer’s Bride
    In Nunhead Cemetery

    The Road To Kιrity

    I Have Been Through The Gates

    The Cenotaph

    V. R. I

    • i. January 22nd, 1901

      ii. February^, 1901

POETIC THEORY

WILLIAM JOHNSON FOX

  • Tennyson – Poems, Chiefly Lyrical – 1830

ARTHUR HENRY HALLAM

  • On Some of the Characteristics of Modern Poetry

LETITIA E. LANDON

  • On the Ancient and Modern Influence of Poetry

JOHN STUART MILL

  • “What is Poetry?”

ROBERT BROWNING

  • “Introductory Essay” [“Essay on Shelley”]

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH

  • Recent English Poetry: A Review of Several Volumes of Poems by
    Alexander Smith, Matthew Arnold, and Others

MATTHEW ARNOLD

  • Preface to the First Edition of Poems

JOHN RUSKIN

  • Of the Pathetic Fallacy

MATTHEW ARNOLD

  • The Function of Criticism at the Present Time

WALTER BAGEHOT

  • Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Browning; or, Pure, Ornate, and Grotesque Art in English Poetry

ROBERT BUCHANAN

  • The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI

  • The Stealthy School Of Criticism

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

  • Under The Microscope

WALTER PATER

  • The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

  • Author’s Preface

ALICE MEYNELL

  • Tennyson
    Robert Browning

    The Rhythm of Life

INDEXES

INDEX OF FIRST LINES
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES

Vivienne J. Rundle, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary, has also written extensively on Victorian literature.