A Century of Sonnets: The Romantic-Era Revival 1750-1850 by Paula R. Feldman,Daniel Robinson

By Paula R. Feldman,Daniel Robinson

A Century of Sonnets is a amazing reminder that the very best identified and such a lot well-respected poems of the Romantic period have been sonnets. It provides the wide and wealthy context of such favorites as Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymanidas," John Keats's "On First taking a look Into Chapman's Homer," and William Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" through tracing the sonnet revival in England from its starting within the palms of Thomas Edwards and Charlotte Smith to its end result within the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Expertly edited by way of Paula R. Feldman and Daniel Robinson, this quantity is the 1st nowa days to gather the sonnets of the Romantic period--many by no means ahead of released within the 20th century--and comprises approximately examples composed among 1750 and 1850 by means of eighty one poets, approximately 1/2 them ladies. A Century of Sonnets comprises of their entirety such very important yet tough to discover sonnet sequences as William Wordsworth's The River Duddon, Mary Robinson's Sappho and Phaon, and Robert Southey's Poems at the Slave Trade, besides Browning's enduring vintage, Sonnets from the Portuguese. The poems accumulated right here convey the complete sweep of human emotion and discover a variety of issues, together with love, grief, politics, friendship, nature, paintings, and the enigmatic personality of poetry itself. certainly, for plenty of poets the sonnet shape elicited their most powerful work.
A Century of Sonnets indicates us that faraway from disappearing with Shakespeare and the English Renaissance, the sonnet underwent a amazing rebirth within the Romantic interval, giving us a wealthy physique of labor that maintains to persuade poets even today.

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