Table of Contents: Concise Volume B, 2/e

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Preface

Acknowledgments

THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM
    • Political Parties and Royal Allegiances
      Imperial Expansion
      The Romantic Mind and Its Literary Productions
      The Business of Literature
      “Romantic”
      A Changing Language
  • HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND OF PRINT CULTURE
  • CHARLOTTE SMITH
    • from Elegiac Sonnets
      • 1 (“The partial Muse, has from my earliest hours”)
        2 Written at the Close of Spring
        11 To Sleep
        39 To Night
        44 Written in the Church-yard at Middleton in Sussex
        59 Written September 1791
        70 On being cautioned against walking on an headland overlooking the sea
        74 The Winter Night
        84 To the Muse
    • Beachy Head (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • CONTEXTS: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
    • from Richard Price, A Discourse on the Love of Our Country
      from Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
      from Thomas Paine, Rights of Man
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Letter to Charles Heath (29 August 1794)
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Pantisocracy”
      Robert Southey, “On the Prospect of Establishing a Pantisocracy in America”
      from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Once a Jacobin Always a Jacobin”
      Thomas Spence, “The Rights of Man for Me: A Song”
  • CONTEXTS: THE NAPOLEONIC ERA (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte
      • from Chapter 18: 1799
        from Chapter 22: 1799
        from Chapter 28: 1800
    • from Barry Edmund O’Meara, Letter to Sir Hudson Lowe (28 January 1817)
      from Madame (Germaine) de Staël, Considerations of the Principal Events of the French Revolution
      • from Chapter 4: The Advance of Bonaparte’s Absolute Power
        from Chapter 8: On Exile
        from Chapter 13: Bonaparte’s Return
        from Chapter 19: Intoxication of Power; Bonaparte’s Reverses and Abdication
    • from The Corsican: A Diary of Napoleon’s Life in His Own Words
      Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Feelings of a Republican on the Fall of Bonaparte”
      from Thomas Babington Macaulay, “Hallam’s Constitutional History”
  • MARY ROBINSON (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • January, 1795
      from Sappho and Phaon
      • 4 (“Why, when I gaze on Phaon’s beauteous eyes”)
        12 (“Now, o’er the tessellated pavement strew”)
        18 (“Why art thou chang’d? O Phaon! tell me why?”)
        30 (“O’er the tall cliff that bounds the billowy main”)
        37 (“When, in the gloomy mansion of the dead”)
    • The Haunted Beach
      All Alone
      London’s Summer Morning
      from A Letter to the Women of England
  • MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
    • from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
      • Introduction
        Chapter 2: The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed
        from Chapter 3: The Same Subject Continued
    • IN CONTEXT: Contemporary Reviews of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
      • from The Analytical Review 12 (1792)
        from The Critical Review 4 (1792)
    • from Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman
      • Chapter 5
  • CONTEXTS: WOMEN AND SOCIETY
    • from William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England
      • from Book 1, Chapter 15: Of Husband and Wife
    • from Catharine Macaulay, Letters on Education
      • from Letter 21: Morals Must Be Taught on Immutable Principles
        from Letter 22: No Characteristic Difference in Sex
    • from Olympe de Gouges, The Rights of Woman
      from Maria Edgeworth and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Practical Education
      • Prudence and Economy
    • from Priscilla Wakefield, Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex; With Suggestions for Its Improvement
      • from Chapter 3
        from Chapter 6
    • from Richard Polwhele, “The Unsexed Females: A Poem, Addressed to the Author of The Pursuits of Literature
      from Hannah More, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
      • from Volume 1, Chapter 4: Comparison of the Mode of Female Education in the Last Age with the Present Age
        from Volume 1, Chapter 6: On the Early Forming of Habits. On the Necessity of Forming the Judgment to Direct Those Habits
    • from William Thompson and Anna Wheeler, Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men, to Retain Them in Political, and Thence in Civil and Domestic Slavery
      • from Introductory Letter to Mrs. Wheeler
        from Part 2
  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
    • from Lyrical Ballads, 1798
      • Advertisement
        We Are Seven
        Lines Written in Early Spring
        The Thorn
        Expostulation and Reply
        The Tables Turned
        Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey
    • from Lyrical Ballads, 1800, 1802
      • Preface
        [There was a Boy]
        [Strange fits of passion I have known]
        Song [She dwelt among th’untrodden ways]
        [A slumber did my spirit seal]
        Lucy Gray
        Nutting
        Michael, A Pastoral Poem
        [I griev’d for Buonaparté]
    • Ode to Duty
      Resolution and Independence
      Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1803
      [The world is too much with us]
      [It is a beauteous Evening]
      London, 1802
      The Solitary Reaper
      [My heart leaps up]
      IN CONTEXT: “I wandered lonely as a Cloud”: Stages in the Life of a Poem
      • from Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journal (15 April 1802)
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1807
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] facsimile
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] transcription
        [I wandered lonely as a Cloud] 1815
    • Elegiac Stanzas
      Ode [Intimations of Immortality]
      from The Excursion
      • [The Ruined Cottage]
    • Surprised by Joy
      Mutability
      Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways
      IN CONTEXT: Visual Depictions of “Man’s Art”
      The Prelude
      • The Two-Part Prelude of 1799
        • First Part
          Second Part
      • from The Fourteen-Book Prelude
        • from Book First: Introduction, Childhood, and School-Time
          from Book Fifth: Books
          from Book Sixth: Cambridge, and the Alps
          from Book Thirteenth: Subject Concluded
          from Book Fourteenth: Conclusion
  • CONTEXTS: INDIA AND THE ORIENT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Sir William Jones, “A Discourse on the Institution of a Society for Inquiring into the History, Civil and Natural, the Antiquities, Arts, Sciences and Literature of Asia”
      Edmund Burke and the Impeachment of Warren Hastings
      • from Edmund Burke, Speech on the Impeachment of Warren Hastings
        from Warren Hastings, Address in His Defence
    • from Elizabeth Hamilton, Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah
      from Anonymous, “Review of Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah,”
      • from The Analytical Review
    • Tipu Sultan and the British
      • from Letter from Tipu Sultan to the Governor General
        from Declaration of the Right Honourable the Governor-General-in-Council
    • from Mary Robinson, “The Lascar”
      from Thomas Macaulay, Minute on Indian Education
      Roger Fenton, Orientalist Studies
      from Col. Henry Yule and A.C. Burnell, Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical, and Discursive
  • THOMAS DE QUINCEY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
      • To the Reader
        Preliminary Confessions
        from Part 2
        • The Pleasures of Opium
          Introduction to the Pains of Opium
          The Pains of Opium
    • from Suspira de Profundis
      • Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow
        The Apparition of the Brocken
    • from The Poetry of Pope
      • Literature of Knowledge and Literature of Power
  • CONTEXTS: THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY
    • from John Newton, A Slave Trader’s Journal
      from Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Thoughts and Sentiments
      from Alexander Falconbridge, Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa
      William Cowper, “Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce”
      from William Wilberforce, “Speech to the House of Commons,” 13 May 1789
      Proponents of Slavery
      • from Rev. Robert Boncher Nicholls, Observations
        from Anonymous, Thoughts on the Slavery of Negroes
        from Gordon Turnbull, An Apology of Negro Slavery
    • from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men
      Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “Epistle to William Wilberforce”
      William Blake, Images of Slavery
      from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Slave Trade
      from William Earle, Obi; or, the History of Three-Fingered Jack
      Mary Robinson, Poems on Slavery
      • “The African”
        “The Negro Girl”
  • FELICIA HEMANS
    • The Homes of England
      The Land of Dreams
      Evening Prayer at a Girls’ School
      Casabianca
      Corinne at the Capitol
      The Effigies
      The Image in Lava
      Properzia Rossi
      Woman and Fame
  • JOHN CLARE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Written in November
      Remembrances
      from The Flitting
      The Badger
      Written in a Thunder Storm July 15th 1841
      from Child Harold
      Don Juan A Poem
      Sonnet [I am]
      “I Am”
      Clock A Clay
      To Mary
      An Invite to Eternity
  • JOHN KEATS
    • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
      On the Grasshopper and Cricket
      Sleep and Poetry
      On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
      On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again
      When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be
      Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds
      To Homer
      The Eve of St. Agnes
      Bright Star
      La Belle Dame sans Merci
      La Belle Dame sans Mercy
      Incipit altera Sonneta
      Ode to Psyche
      Ode to a Nightingale
      Ode on a Grecian Urn
      Ode on Melancholy
      Ode on Indolence
      To Autumn
      Lamia (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      The Fall of Hyperion, A Dream (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • Canto 1
        Canto 2
    • This Living Hand
      Selected Letters
      • To Benjamin Bailey (22 November 1817)
        To George and Thomas Keats (December 1817)
        To John Hamilton Reynolds (3 February 1818)
        To John Taylor (27 February 1818)
        To Benjamin Bailey (13 March 1818)
        To Benjamin Bailey (18 July 1818)
        To Richard Woodhouse (27 October 1818)
        To George and Georgiana Keats (14 February–3 May 1819)
        To Fanny Brawne (25 July 1819)
        To Percy Bysshe Shelley (16 August 1820)
        To Charles Brown (30 November 1820)
    • IN CONTEXT: Politics, Poetry, and the “Cockney School Debate”
      • from Leigh Hunt, “Young Poets,” Examiner (1 December 1816)
        from John Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 1,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (October 1817)
        from John Lockhart (“Z.”), “On the Cockney School of Poetry, No. 4,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (August 1818)
    • IN CONTEXT: The Elgin Marbles (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • Selected Photographs
        from William Hazlitt, “Sir Joshua Reynold’s Discourses”
        from William Hazlitt, “Report on the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Elgin Marbles”
        from B.R. Haydon, “On the Judgement of Connoisseurs Being Preferred to that of Professional Men—Elgin Marbles etc.”
    • IN CONTEXT: The Death of Keats (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • Joseph Severn to Charles Brown
  • CONTEXTS: STEAM POWER AND THE MACHINE AGE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Humphrey Davy, A Discourse, Introductory to a Course of Lectures on Chemistry
      Luddite Documents
      • Declaration, November 1811
        Letter to Mr. Kirby, Cotton Master at Candis his factory, Ancoates (1812)
        “General Justice,” Letter to Mr. Garside, 19 April 1812
    • Industrialization in Canada
      • from Quebec Mercury, 6 November 1809
        from Montreal Gazette, 6 November 1822
    • from The Times, London, Tuesday, 29 November 1814
      from Robert Owen, Observations on the Effects of the Manufacturing System
      from Thomas Babington Macaulay, A Review of Southey’s Colloquies
      from Fanny Kemble, Letter to H., 26 August 1830
      from Harriet Martineau, A Manchester Strike
      • from Chapter 1: The Week’s End
        from Chapter 5: No Progress Made
    • from Orestes Brownson, “The Laboring Classes”
      from George Ripley, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston, 9 November 1840

THE VICTORIAN ERA

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE VICTORIAN ERA
    • A Growing Power
      Grinding Mills, Grinding Poverty
      Corn Laws, Potato Famine
      “The Two Nations”
      The Politics of Gender
      Empire
      Faith and Doubt
      Victorian Domesticity: Life and Death
      Cultural Trends
      Technology
      Cultural Identities
      Realism
      The Victorian Novel
      Poetry
      Drama
      Prose Non-Fiction and Print Culture
      The English Language in the Victorian Era
  • HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND PRINT CULTURE
  • THOMAS CARLYLE
    • from Sartor Resartus (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from Book 2
        • Chapter 6: Sorrows of Teufelsdröckh
      • from Book 3
        • Chapter 8: Natural Supernaturalism
    • from Past and Present
      • from Book 1
        • Chapter 1: Midas
          Chapter 6: Hero-Worship
      • from Book 3
        • Chapter 1: Phenomena
          Chapter 2: Gospel of Mammonism
          Chapter 13: Democracy
      • from Book 4
        • Chapter 4: Captains of Industry
  • CONTEXTS: WORK AND POVERTY
    • Anonymous, “The Steam Loom Weaver”
      from Elizabeth Bentley, Testimony before the 1832 Committee on the Labour of Children in Factories
      from Andrew Ure, The Philosophy of Manufactures
      from William Dodd, A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd, a Factory Cripple, Written by Himself
      from Joseph Adshead, Distress in Manchester
      • Chapter 3: Narratives of Suffering
    • Thomas Hood, “Song of the Shirt”
      from Friedrich Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844
      • Chapter 3: The Great Towns
    • from Reverend Sidney Godolphin Osborne, Letters of S.G.O.
      from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
      • Chapter 6
    • from Charles Dickens, Hard Times
      • Chapter 5: The Key-Note
    • from Henry Morley, “Ground in the Mill,” Household Words No. 213 (22 April 1854)
      from Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, “Boy Crossing-Sweepers and Tumblers”
  • JOHN STUART MILL
    • from The Subjection of Women
      • Chapter 1
  • CONTEXTS: THE PLACE OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY
    • from Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England: Their Position in Society, Character and Responsibilities
      from Anonymous, “Hints on the Modern Governess System,” Fraser’s Magazine (November 1844)
      from Harriet Taylor, The Enfranchisement of Women
      from Coventry Patmore, The Angel in the House
      • The Wife’s Tragedy
        The Foreign Land
    • from William Rathbone Greg, “Why Are Women Redundant?”
      from Frances Power Cobbe, “What Shall We Do with Our Old Maids?”
      from Eliza Lynn Linton, “The Girl of the Period,” Saturday Review (March 1868)
      from Frances Power Cobbe, “Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors,” Fraser’s Magazine (December 1868)
      May Probyn, “The Model” (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      from “Between School and Marriage,” The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. 7 (4 September 1886)
      from Emma Brewer, “Our Friends the Servants,” The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. 14 (25 March 1893)
      from Grant Allen, “Plain Words on the Woman Question,” Fortnightly Review 46 (October 1889)
      from Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review 158 (March 1894)
      from Mona Caird, “Does Marriage Hinder a Woman’s Self-Development?” Lady’s Realm (March 1899)
    • Prostitution and the Contagious Diseases Act (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • Thomas Hood, “The Bridge of Sighs”
        from Henry Mayhew, “Labour and the Poor: The Metropolitan Districts,” The Morning Chronicle (1849)
        from W.R. Greg, “Prostitution,” Westminster Review (January 1850)
        from The Contagious Diseases Act
        from Harriet Martineau, “The Contagious Diseases Acts – II,” Daily News (29 December 1869)
        from Josephine Butler, Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade
        from Josephine Butler, Some Thoughts on the Present Aspect of the Crusade Against the State Regulation of Vice
        from Sarah Grand, The Beth Book
  • ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
    • Mariana
      The Palace of Art
      The Lady of Shalott
      The Lotos-Eaters
      Ulysses
      The Epic [Morte d’Arthur]
      Morte d’Arthur
      [Break, break, break]
      Locksley Hall
      from The Princess
      • [Sweet and Low]
        [The Splendour Falls]
        [Tears, Idle Tears]
        [Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal]
        [Come Down, O Maid ]
        [The Woman’s Cause Is Man’s]
    • In Memoriam A.H.H. (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      The Eagle
      The Charge of the Light Brigade
      Maud (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      from Idylls of the King (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • The Holy Grail
    • [Flower in the Crannied Wall]
      Vastness
      Crossing the Bar
      IN CONTEXT: Images of Tennyson
      • from Thomas Carlyle, Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson (5 August 1844)
    • IN CONTEXT: Victorian Images of Arthurian Legend
      IN CONTEXT: Crimea and the Camera
      • Roger Fenton, Selected Photographs
  • CHARLES DARWIN
    • from The Voyage of the Beagle
      • from Chapter 10: Tierra del Fuego
        from Chapter 17: Galapagos Archipelago
    • IN CONTEXT: Images from The Beagle
      from On the Origin of Species
      • Introduction
        from Chapter 3: Struggle for Existence
        from Chapter 14: Recapitulation and Conclusion
    • from The Descent of Man
      • from Chapter 19: Secondary Sexual Characters of Man
        from Chapter 21: General Summary and Conclusion
    • IN CONTEXT: Defending and Attacking Darwin
      • from Thomas Huxley, “Criticisms on The Origin of Species
        from Thomas Huxley, “Mr. Darwin’s Critics”
        from Punch
    • IN CONTEXT: Darwin and Human Societies
      • from Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: or, the Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified, and the First of Them Developed
        from Thomas Huxley, “Evolution and Ethics”
        Thomas Hardy, “Thomas Hardy on Animals’ Rights,” The Times (3 May 1910)
  • CONTEXTS: CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Charlotte Mary Yonge, “A Scene in the Early Life of the May Family”
      from Thomas Hughes, “After the Match,” Tom Brown’s Schooldays
      from Charles Kingsley, “Tom’s Life as a Water Baby”
      from Thomas Hood, “London Street Boys: Being a Word About Arabia Anglicana,” The Boy’s Own Volume of Facts, Fiction, History, and Adventure
      from Austin Q. Hagerman, “Never Sulk,” The Child’s Own Magazine
      from Charles Darwin, A Biographical Sketch of an Infant
      from Walter Pater, The Child in the House
      from Hilaire Belloc, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts
      • Introduction
        The Big Baboon
        The Frog
    • Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Peter Rabbit
      from Rudyard Kipling, “How the Camel Got His Hump,” Just So Stories for Little Children
      from Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
      • Chapter 3: Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
    • from Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      • Chapter 1: The River Bank
  • EMILY BRONTË (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Remembrance
      Plead for Me
      The Old Stoic
      My Comforter
      [Loud without the wind was roaring]
      [A little while, a little while]
      [Shall Earth no more inspire thee]
      [No coward soul is mine]
      Stanzas
      [The night is darkening round me]
      [I’m happiest when most away]
      [If grief for grief can touch thee]
  • CONTEXTS: THE NEW ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
    • Roger Fenton, “Proposal for the Formation of a Photographic Society”
      from Charles Dickens, “Photography,” Household Words, Vol. 7 (1853)
      Photography and Immortality
      • from Elizabeth Barrett, Letter to Mary Russell Mitford
        from Sir Frederick Pollock, “Presidential Address,” Photographic Society
    • Selected Photographs
  • GEORGE ELIOT (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • O, May I Join the Choir Invisible
      from Brother and Sister Sonnets
      • 11 (“School parted us; we never found again”)
    • from Adam Bede
      • Chapter 17: In Which the Story Pauses a Little
    • Silly Novels by Lady Novelists
      Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft
  • JOHN RUSKIN
    • from Modern Painters
      • A Definition of Greatness in Art
        Of Truth of Water
    • from The Stones of Venice
      • The Nature of Gothic
  • CONTEXTS: RELIGION AND SOCIETY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
      • from Chapter 4
    • from Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton
      • from Chapter 37
    • from Anthony Trollope, The Warden
      • from Chapter 3
        from Chapter 5
    • from George Eliot, “Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming” (Westminster Review, October 1855)
      from Anthony Trollope, Doctor Thorne
      • from Chapter 32: Mr. Oriel
    • from Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown at Oxford
      • from Chapter 11: Muscular Christianity
    • from Arthur Hugh Clough, Dipsychus
      • “There is No God,” the Wicked Saith
    • from John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua
      • from Chapter 5: The Position of My Mind Since 1845
    • from Samuel Smiles, Character
      • from Chapter 7: Duty—Truthfulness
    • from Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now
      • from Chapter 22: Lord Nidderdale’s Morality
        from Chapter 60: Miss Longestaffe’s Lover
    • from Goldwin Smith, “Can Jews Be Patriots?” (The Nineteenth Century, May 1878)
      from Amy Levy, Reuben Sachs
      • from Chapter 7
        from Chapter 8
    • from Thomas Huxley, “Agnosticism and Christianity”
      from Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure
      • from Part 3, Chapter 4
  • DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
    • The Blessed Damozel
      The Woodspurge
      Jenny
      My Sister’s Sleep
      Sibylla Palmifera
      Lady Lilith
      Mary Magdalene at the Door of Simon the Pharisee
      from The House of Life
      • The Sonnet
        6a: Nuptial Sleep
        10: The Portrait
        97: A Superscription
        101: The One Hope
    • IN CONTEXT: The Pre-Raphaelites (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from William Michael Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, His Family Letters, with a Memoir by William Michael Rossetti
        from Chapter 13: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
        from John G. Millais, The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais
        Charles Dickens, “Old Lamps for New Ones”
        from Reviews of the Royal Academy Show, The Times, 3 May, 7 May 1851
        from John Ruskin, Letters to The Times, 13 May, 26 May 1851
    • IN CONTEXT: The “Fleshly School” Controversy (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      • from Robert Buchanan, “The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti”
        from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Stealthy School of Criticism
  • CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
    • Goblin Market
      IN CONTEXT: Illustrating Goblin Market
      A Triad
      Remember
      A Birthday
      After Death
      An Apple-Gathering
      Echo
      Winter: My Secret
      “No, Thank You, John”
      A Pause of Thought
      Song (“She sat and sang alway”)
      Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”)
      Dead Before Death
      Monna Innominata
      Cobwebs
      In an Artist’s Studio
      Promises like Pie-Crust
      In Progress
      Sleeping at Last
  • LEWIS CARROLL
    • Verses Recited by Humpty Dumpty
      Jabberwocky
      IN CONTEXT: “Jabberwocky”
      • from Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
        • from Chapter 1: Looking-Glass House
          from Chapter 6: Humpty Dumpty
    • IN CONTEXT: The Photographs of Lewis Carroll
  • WILLIAM MORRIS (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Defence of Guenevere
      The Haystack in the Floods
      from Hopes and Fears for Art. Five Lectures
      • The Beauty of Life
    • from News from Nowhere
      • Chapter 1: Discussion and Bed
        Chapter 2: A Morning Bath
    • How I Became a Socialist
      IN CONTEXT: William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones
  • GERALD MANLEY HOPKINS
    • God’s Grandeur
      The Wreck of the Deutschland (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord
      Pied Beauty
      Felix Randal
      Spring and Fall: To a Young Child
      [As kingfishers catch fire]
      [No worst, there is none]
      [I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day]
      [Not, I’ll not, carrion comfort]
      That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection
      [Thou art indeed just, Lord ]
      IN CONTEXT: The Growth of “The Windhover”
      from Journal 1870–74
      • [“Inscape” and “Instress”]
    • from Letter to Robert Bridges (25 February 1879)
      Author’s Preface
  • VERNON LEE (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • The Virgin of the Seven Daggers
      Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady
      from The Handling of Words
      • Chapter 3: Aesthetics of the Novel
        from Chapter 5
        • Section C: Carlyle and the Present Tense
      • from Chapter 6
        • Section A: Meredith
          Section B: Kipling
          Section C: Stevenson
          Section D: Hardy
      • Chapter 8: Can Writing Be Taught?
  • SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
    • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • AMY LEVY (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • Xantippe
      Magdalen
      To Lallie
      A London Plane-Tree
      London in July
      “Ballade of an Omnibus”
      London Poets: (In Memoriam)
      The Old House
      The Last Judgment
      Cambridge in the Long
      To Vernon Lee

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND

  • INTRODUCTION TO THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY: FROM 1900 TO MID-CENTURY
    • The Edwardian Period
      The World Wars
      Marx, Einstein, Freud, and Modernism
      The Place of Women
      Avant-Garde and Mass Culture
      Sexual Orientation
      Ireland
      Ideology and Economics in the 1930s and 1940s
      The Literature of the 1930s and 1940s
      Literature and Empire
      The English Language in the Early Twentieth Century
  • HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND OF PRINT CULTURE
  • BERNARD SHAW
    • Mrs Warren’s Profession
  • A.E. HOUSMAN
    • Loveliest of Trees
      To an Athlete Dying Young
      Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff
      The Chestnut Casts His Flambeaux
      Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries
  • SIEGFRIED SASSOON
    • They
      Glory of Women
      Everyone Sang
      from Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
  • WILFRED OWEN
    • A Terre
      The Sentry
      Disabled
      Strange Meeting
      Parable of the Old Man and the Young
      Arms and the Boy
      Anthem for Doomed Youth
      The Send-Off
      Dulce et Decorum Est
      Futility
  • CONTEXTS: WAR AND REVOLUTION
    • from Anonymous, “Introduction” to Songs and Sonnets for England in War Time
      “In Flanders Fields”: The Poem and Some Responses
      • John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields”
        John Mitchell, “Reply to ‘In Flanders Fields’”
        J.A. Armstrong, “Another Reply to ‘In Flanders Fields’”
        Elizabeth Daryush, “Flanders Fields”
    • Anonymous, “I Learned to Wash in Shell-Holes”
      J.P. Long and Maurice Scott, “Oh! It’s a Lovely War”
      from Rebecca West, “The Cordite Makers”
      from Francis Marion Beynon, Aleta Day
      • from Chapter 24: War
    • Ivor Gurney, “To His Love”
      Vance Palmer, “The Farmer Remembers the Somme”
      from Robert Graves, Good-Bye to All That
      • from Chapter 17
    • from May Wedderburn Cannan, Grey Ghosts and Voices
      from “Proceedings” of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee of Soviets of Workers’, Soldiers’, and Peasants’ Deputies
      from John Reed, Ten Days That Shook the World (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
  • VIRGINIA WOOLF
    • The Mark on the Wall
      Blue & Green
      Kew Gardens
      Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street
      Modern Fiction
      from A Room of One’s Own
      • Chapter 1
        Chapter 2
        Chapter 3
    • from “A Sketch of the Past”
      IN CONTEXT: Woolf and Bloomsbury
  • CONTENTS: GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
    • from Edward Carpenter, Love’s Coming of Age
      • “The Intermediate Sex”
    • from Havelock Ellis, Sexual Inversion
      • from Chapter 3: Sexual Inversion in Men
        from Chapter 4: Sexual Inversion in Women
        from Chapter 5: The Nature of Sexual Inversion
    • from Grant Allen, “Woman’s Place in Nature”
      from Cicely Hamilton, Marriage as a Trade
      Female Suffrage
      • Anonymous, [“There Was a Small Woman Called G”]
        from Emmeline Pankhurst, My Own Story
    • from Marie Stopes, Married Love
      from Virginia Woolf, Orlando
      from George Orwell, “Boys’ Weeklies”
      from Frank Richard, “Frank Richard Replies to George Orwell”
      from Margaret Powell, Below Stairs
      from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum
      from E.M. Forster, “Terminal Note” to Maurice
      from Virginia Woolf, “Old Bloomsbury”
  • CONTEXTS: WORK AND WORKING-CLASS LIFE
    • from George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier
      from “A Debate Between G.B. Shaw and G.K. Chesterton, Chaired by Hilaire Belloc”
      Louis MacNeice, “Birmingham”
      from Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal
      • from 3
    • from Margaret Powell, Below Stairs
      • from Chapter 7
        from Chapter 9
        from Chapter 12
        from Chapter 14
    • from Robert Roberts, The Classic Slum
  • T.S. ELIOT
    • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
      Preludes
      Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar
      Gerontion
      The Waste Land
      Journey of the Magi
      Marina
      Burnt Norton
      Tradition and the Individual Talent
      The Metaphysical Poets
      IN CONTEXT: T.S. Eliot and Anti-Semitism
  • JEAN RHYS
    • Let Them Call It Jazz
  • STEVIE SMITH
    • Mother, Among the Dustbins
      The River God
      Not Waving but Drowning
      The New Age
      Away, Melancholy
      The Blue from Heaven
      Pretty
  • SAMUEL BECKETT
    • Krapp’s Last Tape
  • W.H. AUDEN
    • [At last the secret is out]
      [Funeral Blues]
      Spain 1937
      [Lullaby]
      [As I walked out one evening]
      Musée des Beaux Arts
      In Memory of W.B. Yeats
      September 1, 1939
      from The Sea and the Mirror [Song of the Master and Boatswain]
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND: FROM 1945 TO TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
    • The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
      The End of Empire
      From the 1960s to Century’s End
      Ireland, Scotland, Wales
      The New Millennium
      The History of the English Language
  • DYLAN THOMAS
    • The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
      Fern Hill
      Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
      A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
  • PHILIP LARKIN
    • Days
      Church Going
      Talking in Bed
      Dockery and Son
      Annus Mirabilis
      High Windows
      This Be the Verse
      Vers de Société
      The Old Fools
      Aubade
  • TED HUGHES
    • The Thought-Fox
      Pike
      The Seven Sorrows
      Heptonstall Old Church
      Daffodils
  • CHINUA ACHEBE
    • Dead Men’s Path
      from “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
  • NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O
    • from Decolonising the Mind
      • Chapter 3
        Chapter 4
        Chapter 5
  • ANGELA CARTER
    • The Bloody Chamber
  • JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN
    • from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
      • Dead Parrot Sketch
        Pet Conversion
        Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
        Spam
  • J.M. COETZEE
    • The Lives of Animals
      • One: The Philosophers and the Animals
        Two: The Poets and the Animals
  • EAVAN BOLAND
    • Night Feed
      Listen. This Is the Noise of Myth
      from “The Woman Poet: Her Dilemma”
      How the Earth and All the Planets Were Created
      The Lost Land
      Against Love Poetry
      Domestic Violence
      Inheritance
  • SALMAN RUSHDIE
    • Is Nothing Sacred?
  • IAN MCEWAN
    • Last Day of Summer
  • KAZUO ISHIGURO
    • A Village After Dark
  • CAROL ANN DUFFY
    • Stealing
      Adultery
      The Good Teachers
      Drunk
      Mean Time
      Mrs. Lazarus
      Wish
      John Barleycorn
      Water
      A Rare Bee
  • ZADIE SMITH
    • The Waiter’s Wife
      Joy
  • LITERATURE, POLITICS, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE LATE TWENTIETH AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
    • Louise Bennett
      • Colonization in Reverse
    • Edwin Morgan
      • For the Opening of the Scottish Parliament, 9 October 2004
    • Geoffrey Hill
      • from Mercian Hymns
        A Short History of British India (2)
    • Tony Harrison
      • Them & [uz]
        t’Ark
        from V
        from Sonnets for August 1945
        • The Morning After
    • Posy Simmonds
      • Public View
        Putting the Bootee In
        Momma’s Fault
    • Liz Lochhead
      • Men Talk
        Kidspoem/Bairnsang
    • James Fenton
      • A German Requiem
    • Grace Nichols
      • Skanking Englishman Between Trains
        Epilogue
        White
    • Medbh McGuckian
      • Slips
        The Dream-Language of Fergus
    • Paul Muldoon
      • The Sightseers
        Milkweed and Monarch
    • Linton Kwesi Johnson
      • Inglan Is a Bitch
    • Andrew Motion
      • Causa Belli
        London Plane
    • Moniza Alvi
      • And If
        How the World Split in Two
    • Pico Iyer
      • The Terminal Check
    • Jean Binta Breeze
      • earth cries
    • Gwyneth Lewis
      • Mother Tongue
    • Kenan Malik
      • Multiculturalism and the Road to Terror
    • Jackie Kay
      • In My Country
    • Simon Armitage
      • The English
        It Could Be You
    • Colum McCann
      • Dessert
    • Alice Oswald
      • Dunt
    • Caitriona O’Reilly
      • A Brief History of Light

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

British Money (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Texts and Contexts: Chronological Chart (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Bibliography (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles