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Published: 27 April 2006

284 Pages


ISBN: 9780199273942

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Victorian Poetry and the Culture of the Heart

Kirstie Blair

Clarendon Press

Oxford English Monographs

  • Contains individual chapters on well-known Victorian poets and poems, including those frequently studied on undergraduate and graduate courses
  • Demonstrates the significance of the heart and of heart disease as a cultural and literary phenomenon
  • Provides interdisciplinary study of poetry and medicine, as opposed to the more common study of medicine and the novel
  • Covers both canonical and non-canonical works from the period, including popular and working-class poetry