Daniel Karlin has chosen poetry written and released throughout the reign of Queen Victoria, (1837-1901). Giving delight of position to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the amount bargains beneficiant decisions from different significant poets such asArnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for a number of poem-sequences of their entirety. it's remarkable, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to 'represent' their interval. it is usually the paintings of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.
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