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By Paula R. Feldman,Daniel Robinson

A Century of Sonnets is a notable reminder that the very best identified and so much well-respected poems of the Romantic period have been sonnets. It provides the huge and wealthy context of such favorites as Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymanidas," John Keats's "On First having a look Into Chapman's Homer," and William Wordsworth's "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge" via tracing the sonnet revival in England from its starting within the arms of Thomas Edwards and Charlotte Smith to its fruits within the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Expertly edited by means of Paula R. Feldman and Daniel Robinson, this quantity is the 1st nowa days to assemble the sonnets of the Romantic period--many by no means sooner than released within the 20th century--and comprises approximately examples composed among 1750 and 1850 by way of eighty one poets, approximately 1/2 them girls. A Century of Sonnets comprises of their entirety such very important yet tricky to discover sonnet sequences as William Wordsworth's The River Duddon, Mary Robinson's Sappho and Phaon, and Robert Southey's Poems at the Slave Trade, besides Browning's enduring vintage, Sonnets from the Portuguese. The poems amassed the following show the entire sweep of human emotion and discover quite a lot of topics, together with love, grief, politics, friendship, nature, paintings, and the enigmatic personality of poetry itself. certainly, for plenty of poets the sonnet shape elicited their most powerful work.
A Century of Sonnets indicates us that faraway from disappearing with Shakespeare and the English Renaissance, the sonnet underwent a striking rebirth within the Romantic interval, giving us a wealthy physique of labor that maintains to steer poets even today.

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