Gerard Manley Hopkins
Edited with an introduction and notes by Catherine Phillips
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'The best Victorian poetry is complex, challenging, and experimental,' Hughes says, and it enjoyed a wide readership as part of 'the first era of mass media.' As literacy increased and printing technology advanced, the Victorians witnessed a media explosion during which more books, journals, magazines, and newspapers were published and read than ever before. The Victorian period, in this sense, was a forerunner to the Information Age, and much of the excitement, empowerment, bewilderment, and concern they felt as a result of revolutions in communication resembles our own.
Posted on July 18, 2011
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