Many of the most popular British poets—the ones most taught and studied in classrooms—wrote during the 19th century. Among them were the famous romantic poets, including William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, John Keats, George Gordon Byron, and Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the Victorian poets, such as Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Hardy, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The Facts On File Companion to British Poetry: 19th Century is a new encyclopedic guide to the 19th-century authors, poetry, historical places, and themes common to this literary period. This essential A-to-Z reference boasts a comprehensive and accessible format.
- Poets, including the great romantics and Victorians, as well as Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, W.B. Yeats, and many more
- Major poems and books of poetry, such as "Ode to the West Wind" by Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Important movements in poetry, such as romanticism and the Pre-Raphaelite poetry
- Influential journals
- Terms and concepts, such as sublime and negative capability.
Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references.
About the Author(s)
William Flesch, Ph.D., is professor of English at Brandeis University. He is the author of Generosity and the Limits of Authority: Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton and Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction.