The Nineteenth-Century Sonnet

  • Authors
  • Joseph Phelan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joseph Phelan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Joseph Phelan
    Pages 61-84
  4. Joseph Phelan
    Pages 85-106
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-192

About this book


What was the appeal of 'the Sonnet's scanty plot of ground' to Romantic and Victorian poets? How did a form which had fallen into disuse in the early eighteenth-century become a central and enduring part of nineteenth-century poetry? This study traces the history and development of the sonnet throughout the nineteenth-century, examining the work of Wordsworth, Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, George Meredith and a number of other key canonical and non-canonical writers.


John Keats poem poetry Romanticism William Wordsworth Wordsworth

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