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Author Meredith, George, 1828-1909, author.
Title Modern love and poems of the English roadside, with poems and ballads / George Meredith ; edited by Rebecca N. Mitchell and Criscillia Benford.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
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 Floor4  PR5008 .M6 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xlv, 390 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Grandfather bridgeman -- The meeting -- Modern love -- Roadside philosophers. Juggling Jerry ; The old chartist ; The beggar's soliloquy ; The patriot engineer. -- Poems and ballads. Cassandra ; The young usurper ; Margaret's bridal-eve ; Marian ; The head of bran ; by morning twilight ; Autumn even-song ; Unknown fair faces ; Phantasy ; Shemselnihar ; [A roar thro' the tall twin elm-trees] ; [When I would imagine her features] ; [I chafe at darkness in the night] ; By the Rosanna ; Ode to the spirit of earth in autumn ; The doe: a fragment (from "wandering Willie").
Summary "Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside occupies a distinctive and somewhat notorious place within George Meredith's already unique body of work. Modern Love is now best known for the emotionally intense sonnet cycle which Meredith's own contemporaries dismissed as scandalously confessional and indiscreet. While individual sonnets from the work have been anthologized, the complete cycle is rarely included, and the original edition has not been reprinted since its first appearance in 1862. This edition restores the original publication and supplements it with a range of accompanying materials that will reintroduce Meredith's astonishing collection of poetry to a new generation of readers."--Publisher's website.
Subject Sonnets, English -- 19th century.
Related Names Mitchell, Rebecca N. (Rebecca Nicole), 1976- editor.
Benford, Criscillia, editor.
ISBN 0300173172 cloth alkaline paper
9780300173178 cloth alkaline paper
OCLC number 783520943