By Paula R. Feldman, Daniel Robinson
A Century of Sonnets is a extraordinary reminder that the superior recognized and so much well-respected poems of the Romantic period have been sonnets. It offers the extensive 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'' by way of tracing the sonnet revival in England from its starting within the fingers of Thomas Edwards and Charlotte Smith to its end result within the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Expertly edited via 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 ahead of released within the 20th century--and includes approximately examples composed among 1750 and 1850 through 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 gathered right here exhibit the total sweep of human emotion and discover a variety of topics, together with love, grief, politics, friendship, nature, artwork, and the enigmatic personality of poetry itself. certainly, for lots of poets the sonnet shape elicited their most powerful paintings. A Century of Sonnets exhibits us that faraway from disappearing with Shakespeare and the English Renaissance, the sonnet underwent a notable rebirth within the Romantic interval, giving us a wealthy physique of labor that maintains to steer poets even this present day.