Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 August 2007

384 Pages | 2 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780199212422

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John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

  • Shows that T. S. Eliot and the modernists did not 'discover' Donne, but built on increasingly powerful undercurrents in Romantic and Victorian cultural history
  • Treats in detail what Donne meant to many particular persons, including such writers as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Browning, Anna Jameson, George Eliot, Thoreau, James Russell Lowell, Edmund Gosse, Charles Eliot Norton, and Leslie Stephen
  • Explains how Donne's writings came to be an academic subject, tracing the spread of Donne Studies outward from Harvard