The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)

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A great age of poetry speaks for itself in Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology: the variety and power of Victorian verse, the innovation and creativity with which poets resisted the bad propensities of the era through which they lived.

The great figures are of course strongly represented --Tennyson and Browning, Swinburne and Hopkins--but not so as to crowd out the less expected but equally rewarding facets of light verse and nonsense, of grotesque and protest. At long last justice is done to the poignant directness of "the true voice of feeling," from William Barnes and John Clare, through Emily Jane Bronte and Christina G. Rossetti, to Thomas Hardy.

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Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University and co-director of the Editorial Institute. He has taught at Boston University since 1986; he was formerly King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

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Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's original Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (1912) reflected the end of an age in which Owen Meredith and Alexander Smith had seemed to some not unworthy of mention along with Arnold and Tennyson. Ricks's slimmer volume includes 34 poets not in "Q" but omits about 100 others. Unlike "Q" he does not let the lyric dominate. The two editors' tastes seldom agree. Ricks's Browning is almost a totally different creature from "Q's," for example. Ricks is more generous to Clough and to the Decadents, but slighting to Morris and Arnold. His substantial selections from Emily Bronte, Clare, Barnes, and Christina Rossetti reflect their increased reputations today. While general collections should all add Ricks, those retaining "Q" should dust him off and keep him available in order to represent fully Victorian verse and changing attitudes toward it. Barbara J. Dunlap, City Coll . Lib., CUNY
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