By Paula R. Feldman,Daniel Robinson

ISBN-10: 0195115619

ISBN-13: 9780195115611

ISBN-10: 0195115627

ISBN-13: 9780195115628

A Century of Sonnets is a extraordinary reminder that the very best identified and such a lot well-respected poems of the Romantic period have been sonnets. It offers the large 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" by way of tracing the sonnet revival in England from its starting within the arms of Thomas Edwards and Charlotte Smith to its fruits within the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Expertly edited by means of Paula R. Feldman and Daniel Robinson, this quantity is the 1st nowa days to assemble the sonnets of the Romantic period--many by no means sooner than released within the 20th century--and comprises approximately examples composed among 1750 and 1850 by way of eighty one poets, approximately 1/2 them girls. A Century of Sonnets comprises of their entirety such vital 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 accrued right here show the complete sweep of human emotion and discover quite a lot 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 awesome rebirth within the Romantic interval, giving us a wealthy physique of labor that maintains to steer poets even today.

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