Reading Victorian Poetry offers close readings of poems from the Victorian era by a renowned scholar. The selection includes a range of canonical and lesser known writers
Skilfully conveys the breadth and diversity of nineteenth-century poetry
Offers an ideal balance of canonical and less well-known writers
Allows readers to explore the poetry of the Victorian era, through the eyes of one of the most renowned scholars in the field
Poets covered include Matthew Arnold, Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Lewis Carroll, A. H. Clough, G. M. Hopkins, Edward Lear, Christina Rossetti, D. G. Rossetti, A. C. Swinburne, Arthur Symons, Alfred Tennyson, Oscar Wilde
Professor Richard Cronin lectures in nineteenth-century literature in the department of English Literature at the University of Glasgow. His publications include 1798: The Year of the Lyrical Ballads (1998), The Politics of Romantic Poetry: In Search of the Pure Commonwealth (2000), RomanticVictorians: English Literature, 18241840 (2000), A Companion to Victorian Poetry (co-edited with Antony H. Harrison and Alison Chapman, Blackwell, 2002), and Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo (2010).