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Published: 14 November 2017

320 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198718864

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The Victorian Verse-Novel

Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

  • Explores a much-understudied branch of Victorian literature, the verse-novel
  • Encourages cross-generic enquiry in a field that is often split between verse and fiction
  • Considers transatlantic poetry
  • Shows how verse-novels address a surprisingly radical set of concerns including adultery, class, and gender, and how formal strategies associated with modernism were present in poems of the Victorian period
  • Examines the works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, Coventry Patmore, Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning

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