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The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building

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The poets of the mid-nineteenth century lived in a time of "nation-building." The Realms of Verse brings that political and intellectual context to life. It shows that the Italian Risorgimento raised questions about community and individual liberty which were especially problematic for subjects of the multi-national United Kingdom, and argues that these questions are at the heart of the poetry of Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Tennyson, and Clough. Their long poems characteristically tell stories about marriage, ...

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The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building
2005, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199282029

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The Realms of Verse 1830-1870: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building
2001, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198187127

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