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Victorian Poetry and Modern Life

The Unpoetical Age


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Natasha Moore
    Pages 1-18
  3. Natasha Moore
    Pages 19-67
  4. Natasha Moore
    Pages 98-108
  5. Natasha Moore
    Pages 109-144
  6. Natasha Moore
    Pages 145-186
  7. Natasha Moore
    Pages 187-197
  8. Natasha Moore
    Pages 198-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 202-239

About this book


Faced with the chaos and banality of modern, everyday life, a number of Victorian poets sought innovative ways of writing about the unpoetic present in their verse. Their varied efforts are recognisably akin, not least in their development of mixed verse-forms that fused novel and epic to create something equal to the miscellaneousness of the age.


modern everyday long poem epic verse-novel narrative poetry genre Arthur Hugh Clough Elizabeth Barrett Browning Tennyson Coventry Patmore novel poem poetry Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Public ChristianityAustralia

About the authors

Natasha Moore is Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity in Sydney, Australia. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge and has held research fellowships at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Sydney, and the University of Delaware.

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