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Selected Verse

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Edited by Alex Wong

Selected Verse
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ISBN: 978 1 784100 41 4
Categories: 19th Century, British
Imprint: FyfieldBooks
Published: July 2015
216 x 135 x 33 mm
384 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) was one of English poetry’s truly distinctive stylists. Next to Tennyson and Browning, he was one of the major poets of the Victorian era; and he was almost certainly the most provocative. In this new selection, Swinburne’s first major collection, the Poems and Ballads of 1866, is represented much more fully than in earlier selections, and ample extracts are given from his later masterpiece, the Arthurian epic Tristram of Lyonesse (1882). This edition also includes generous passages from the best of Swinburne’s five-act tragedies, Chastelard and Bothwell, which have not been reprinted for nearly a century. Above all, the book aims to make Swinburne once again a poet to be read for pleasure.
    Alex Wong
    Alex Wong was born in London and now lives in Cambridge, where he studied English literature. He received a doctoral degree for his work on Renaissance English and Latin poetry, and has published a number of critical essays. For Carcanet he has edited the Selected Verse of Algernon Charles Swinburne (2015), ... read more
    Awards won by Alex Wong Short-listed, 2017 Roehampton Poetry Prize Short-listed, 2017 The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry First Collection Prize (Poems Without Irony)
    Praise for Alex Wong 'Possesses brilliant linguistic finesse'
    David Morley
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