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William Wordsworth: Lyrical Ballads (1798) By Richard Gravil
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This book places Wordsworth's revolutionary poetic practice, in Lyrical Ballads, in the context of a revolutionary age. It considers Wordsworth's provocative theories of how poetry should work, and... More > includes a treatment of the famous 'Preface' to Lyrical Ballads, one of the great poetic manifestos. The main part of the book offers illuminating commentary and questions on the poems, designed to encourage readers to accept Wordsworth's invitation to 'wrestle' with the author. A final section discusses contemporary, Victorian and recent critical approaches to Wordsworth and includes an annotated guide to further reading. Richard Gravil's books include Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 (Palgrave 2000), Wordsworth’s Bardic Vocation, 1787-1842 (Palgrave 2003) And Wordsworth and Helen Maria Williams; or, the Perils of Sensibility (2010), all now available from Lulu. He is also co-editor of the monumental Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth (2015).< Less
Kensington Rhymes By Compton MacKenzie
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (/ˈkʌmptən... More > məˈkɛnzɪ/; 17 January 1883 – 30 November 1972) was a Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist. He was one of the co-founders in 1928 of the Scottish National Party along with Hugh MacDiarmid, RB Cunninghame Graham and John MacCormick. He was knighted in 1952.Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool, County Durham, England, into a theatrical family of Mackenzies, many of whose members used Compton as their stage surname, starting with his grandfather Henry Compton, a well-known Shakespearean actor of the Victorian era. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compton_Mackenzie< Less
The Blend International By Edited Kain Massin & Brad McNaughton
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Issue 1 of The Blend International. (www).theblendinternational.com.au for those interested in the publication. The journal publishes short story and poems from all over the work in an effort to show... More > cultural as well as fictional differences. This is a reading journal published twice a year with approximately 5 to 10 stories and poems in each edition. This issue is the first tentative steps into a brave new world and while the best is often aimed for sometimes editorial sight may be different from what a reader expects. Issue #1 will always be the hardest to produce, but when you get to work with artists like Conny Valentina the struggles become worthwhile. Enjoy The Blend and look out for our next issue. This issue finds itself struggling with the loss of the artist's house to a catastrophic fire along with her cats Lucy and Mina, she lost her entire art collection and Victorian furniture. We dedicate this issue to Conny Valentina.< Less
Tales Flowers Tell By Susan Annabelle Crowe
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Illustrated with a Victorian style, Tales Flowers Tell is a whimsical collection of personified flower maidens set to poetry in hardback copy, composed in most poetry forms such as the sonnet,... More > etheree, rictameter, free verse, minute poetry, kyrielle, monorhyme, cinquain, nonet, villanelle, rispetto, sestina & more! Author included a glossary as a quick reference for commonly-used forms & styles.< Less
Fringilla: Some Tales In Verse By R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January... More > 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim for vivid descriptions and personification of the countryside, sharing with Thomas Hardy a Western England background and a strong sense of regional setting in his works.Blackmore, often referred to as the "Last Victorian", was a pioneer of the movement in fiction that continued with Robert Louis Stevenson and others. He has been described as "proud, shy, reticent, strong-willed, sweet-tempered, and self-centred." Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D._Blackmore< Less
You Think Us Mad, Don't You? By Susurrus Din & Aaron White
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Bid farewell to your precious sanity with eight original poems by Susurrus Din and twenty-five unique illustrations by Aaron White. Reminiscent of Victorian-era cautionary tales, whereby some... More > fiendish agency nearly everyone comes to an unseemly end;"You Think Us Mad, Don't You?" offers earnest admonishments against such follies as eating tea biscuits on Wednesdays, as you are likely to be beset by a sudden swarm of killer bees. So cackle maniacally and wring your hands in malefic glee, for "You Think Us Mad, Don't You?" grants you free reign to indulge equally your darkest desires and most devious devices.< Less
Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan By Toru Dutt
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 1849 – 16... More > May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography.His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.Gosse was the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes. His father was a naturalist and his mother an illustrator who published a number of books of poetry. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Gosse< Less
Phantasmagoria: and other poems By Lewis Carroll
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PART OF A LEWIS CARROLL BOOK SET - BOOK 7 OF 8: “One of the most unusual poems ever written, ”The Hunting of the Snark” is the uncontested masterpiece of nonsense verse. The verbal... More > richness and flexibility of the English language are exploited to the utmost in this riotously funny, formally perfect, and delightfully absurd narrative poem about a strange assortment of characters out to hunt a fearsome creature known, among other things, for its habit of getting up so late that it breakfasts at five-o’clock tea and dines on the following day. No review can do justice to a work as original and extraordinary as this one, written more than a century ago to entertain Victorian children, but read now mostly by grownups. This is the very pinnacle of British humor, soaring far above even most of Monty Python’s most inspired moments.”< Less
Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde By Oscar Wilde
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Oscar Wilde: one of the most celebrated literary artists in history. He stoked the fires of his fame with his sensational wit and flamboyant eccentricity. During a time of strict Victorian social... More > norms he flaunted the most outrageous dandy attire--and if that wasn't enough, while studying at Oxford he walked through the streets with a lobster on a leash. Reputation aside Oscar Wilde was an incredible artist: his plays and his one novel stand out against time as utterly brilliant, relevant, and funny. Here we offer the Selected Poems of Oscar Wilde, a collection that highlights his range as a master of the classics when he read at Oxford-where he graduated with the highest honors.< Less
The Hunting of the Snark By Lewis Carroll
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PART OF A LEWIS CARROLL BOOK SET - BOOK 4 OF 8: “One of the most unusual poems ever written, ”The Hunting of the Snark” is the uncontested masterpiece of nonsense verse. The verbal... More > richness and flexibility of the English language are exploited to the utmost in this riotously funny, formally perfect, and delightfully absurd narrative poem about a strange assortment of characters out to hunt a fearsome creature known, among other things, for its habit of getting up so late that it breakfasts at five-o’clock tea and dines on the following day. No review can do justice to a work as original and extraordinary as this one, written more than a century ago to entertain Victorian children, but read now mostly by grownups. This is the very pinnacle of British humor, soaring far above even most of Monty Python’s most inspired moments.< Less

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