A Companion to Victorian Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

  • Publish Date: 2002-10-11
  • Binding: Hardcover
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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


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