Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2008

156 Pages

ISBN: 9780199541881

Bookseller Code (06)

Matthew Arnold

A Critical Portrait

Stefan Collini

  • A stylish and entertaining short introduction to the leading Victorian man-of-letters
  • Examines the whole range of Matthew Arnold's literary, social, and religious criticism, as well as his poetry
  • Places Arnold's work in the context of the major intellectual controversies of the nineteenth century
  • Includes a substantial afterword reflecting on Arnold's continuing significance and his role in contemporary cultural debate