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Matthew Arnold

A Literary Life


Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

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Matthew Arnold, the foremost Victorian 'man of letters', forged a unique literary career, first as an important post-Romantic poet and then as a prose writer who profoundly influenced the formation of modern literary and cultural studies. Machann challenges the popular image of Arnold as an elitist intellectual and shows how his poetry and prose grew out of his personal life and his passionate engagement with the world, emphasizing the journal publications that drove his career as a literary, social and religious critic.


English literature poem poet poetry prose Romanticism Victorian era

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  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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