Victorian Poetry in Context offers a lively and accessible introduction to the diverse range of poetry written in the Victorian period. Considering such issues as reform and protest, gender, science and belief this book sets out the social and cultural contexts for the poetry of a fast-changing era. Sections on Victorian poetics, form and Victorian voices introduce the key literary contexts of poetry's production, and poetic innovations of the period such as the dramatic monologue are highlighted . At the heart of the book is a focus on the importance of attentive close reading, with original readings offered of well-known texts alongside those that have recently received renewed attention within scholarship. The book also offers an overview of critical approaches to several key texts and discussion of how Victorian poetry has remained influential in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Introducing texts, contexts and criticism, this is a lively and up-to-date resource for anyone studying Victorian poetry.
One thing that unites us all – across time, nations and peoples – is food. From chocolate, rice pudding and sandwiches to breakfast in bed, banana phones and the fruit of a mythical jelabi tree, A.F. Harrold has brought together a wonderful and diverse collection of poems on the topic of food. Beautifully illustrated in full colour by rising star Katy Riddell (daughter of former Children's Laureate, Chris Riddell), this rich and delicious anthology brings together work from a broad range of poets, including the magically observant William Carlos Williams, award-winning Joseph Coelho and the inspiring Sabrina Mahfouz. Whether you're in the mood for a perfect bowl of yoghurt or a pomegranate omelette, these poems will satisfy any food craving. The perfect gift for any poetry or food lover!
* Matt Harvey has been Poet in Residence for Wimbledon Tennis Championships.* Regular presenter on BBC Radio 4.* Beautifully illustrated throughout. The ideal gift book for all dog lovers.* Publicity and marketing campaign to support publication
Collected together for the first time since their original publication back in the early 1960s, these are the complete black and white adventures of Dan Dare, Britain’s pilot of the future. Written by David Motton and drawn by Keith Watson. Together, both men would write and draw Dan Dare stories for longer than any other creative team. This collection includes five complete stories, Operation Earth Savers, The Evil One, Operation Fireball, The Web of Fear, and Operation Dark Star, originally published between March 1962 and March 1963.