Algernon Charles Swinburne

ISBN : 9780199672240

Francis O'Gorman
648 ページ
135 x 216 mm
21st Century Oxford Authors

This is the first rigorous scholarly edition of a substantial selection of the work of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) ever produced. Swinburne was one of the most brilliant and controversial poets of the nineteenth century: a republican; a scorner of established Christianity; a writer of sexual daring; a poet of loss and of love. Yet he is also the most misunderstood poet of the Victorian period. This new edition, with substantial editorial material, presents a new and convincing portrait of a man sharply different from what is usually said of him. Beginning with his unpublished 'Ode to Mazzini' (1857) and ending with his last major critical work on The Age of Shakespeare (1908), this edition offers Swinburne in the round-a man of astonishing consistency whose formal innovations and critical penetration remain persistently engaging as well as provocative. A major introduction explores Swinburne's complicated reaction to the scandal of his first major collection, Poems and Ballads (1866); his life-long commitment to radical voices (Blake, Hugo, Landor, Shelley); his permanent hostility to tyranny; his sense of literature as a living form and of the heroic personality of the artist; his dazzling art criticism and adroit analysis of Renaissance and modern literature; his exceptional elegies for dead friends; his burlesques and richly atmospheric fiction and drama. This is a new, more complete, more challenging, but also more credible Swinburne than has ever been presented. Scholarly annotation draws on rich contemporary sources, manuscripts, and the diverse print culture of Swinburne's day, as well as moving through ancient and modern languages that Swinburne wrote with fluency.


Ode to Mazzini
Of the birth of Sir Tristram, and how he voyaged into Ireland (Queen Yseult)
Letter to the Editor of The Spectator, 7 June 1862 (pp.632-3) [on George Meredith s Modern Love, and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads]
Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal (The Spectator, 6 September 1862)
Dead Love (1859)
Atalanta in Calydon (1865)
from Preface to A Selection from the Works of Lord Byron (1866)
from Poems and Ballads (1866)
Laus Veneris
The Triumph of Time
Les Noyades
Hymn to Proserpine
The Leper
Before the Mirror
The Garden of Proserpine
Dedication, 1865
from Mr Arnold s New Poems (1867)
From Chapter 2, Lyrical Poems , William Blake: A Critical Essay (1868)
from Notes on Designs of the Old Masters at Florence (1868)
from Notes on the Royal Academy Exhibition, 1868 (1868)
from The Poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1870)
from Songs Before Sunrise (1871)
Super flumina Babylonis
Mentana: First Anniversary
The Litany of Nations
Before a Crucifix
Cor Cordium
In San Lorenzo
On the Downs
An Appeal
from Simeon Solomon: Notes on his Vision of Love and Other Studies (1871)
Tristram and Iseult: Prelude of an Unfinished Poem (1871)
from Victor Hugo s L Annee terrible (1872)
from Bothwell (1874)
from Songs of Two Nations (1875)
from Dirae
A Choice
The Augurs
A Counsel
from Report of the First Anniversary Meeting of the Newest Shakespeare Society (1876)
from Note of an English Republican on the Muscovite Crusade (1876)
The Sailing of the Swallow (1877)
from Poems and Ballads, Second Series (1878)
The Last Oracle
A Forsaken Garden
Ave Atque Vale: In Memory of Charles Baudelaire
Memorial Verses on the Death of Theophile Gautier
Sonnet (With a Copy of Madamemoiselle de Maupin)
In Memory of Barry Cornwall
Cyril Tourneur
A Ballad of Francois Villon, Prince of All Ballad-Makers
A Vision of Spring in Winter
The Epitaph in Form of a Ballad, which Villon made for Himself and his Comrades, Expecting to Hanged along with them'
From A Study of Shakespeare (1880)
from Songs of the Springtides (1880)
On the Cliffs
from Specimens of Modern Poets: The Heptalogia or The Seven Against Sense: A Cap with Seven Bells (1880)
The Higher Pantheism in a Nutshell
Poeta Loquitur (c.1880n)
from Studies in Song (1880)
After Nine Years
Evening on the Broads
By the North Sea
Emily Bronte (1883)
from A Century of Roundels (1883)
In Harbour
Plus Ultra
The Death of Richard Wagner
Plus Intra
The Roundel
Wasted Love
Before Sunset
A Flower-piece by Fantin
To Catullus
Insularum Ocelle
from A Midsummer Holidayand Other Poems (1884)
IX. On the Verge
Lines of the Monument of Giuseppe Mazzini
Les Casquets
In Sepulcretis
On the Death of Richard Doyle
A Solitude
Clear the Way!
from Poems and Ballads, Third Series (1889)
March: An Ode
To a Seamew
In Time of Mourning
The Interpreters
To Sir Richard F. Burton (On his Translation of the Arabian Nights)
A Reiver s Neck-Verse
The Tyneside Widow
Recollections of Professor Jowett (1893)
from Astrophel and Other Poems (1894)
A Nympholept
Loch Torridon: To E.H.
Elegy 1869-91
Threnody October 6, 1892
A Reminiscence
Hawthorn Dyke
The Ballads of the English Border
from A Channel Passage and Other Poems (1904)
The Lake of Gaube
In a Rosary
Trafalgar Day
Cromwell s Statue
On the Death of Mrs Lynn Linton
Russia: An Ode
The Transvaal
Dedication of ACS s Poems (London: Chatto & Windus 1904)
from The Age of Shakespeare (1908)
Christopher Marlowe


Francis O'Gorman has written widely on English literature chiefly from 1780 to the present, and mostly, but not exclusively, on poetry and non-fictional prose. His recent publications include editions of John Ruskin's Praeterita (Oxford World's Classics, 2012), Elizabeth Gaskell's Sylvia's Lovers (Oxford World's Classics, 2014), and a co-edited edition, with Katherine Mullin, of Anthony Trollope's Framley Parsonage (Oxford World's Classics, 2014). He recently edited The Cambridge Companion to John Ruskin (CUP, 2015) and published Worrying: A Cultural and Literary History (Bloomsbury, 2015) as well as essays on Philip Larkin, Wordsworth, Swinburne, James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Tennyson, and the state of the modern English university. Francis O'Gorman-from English, Irish, and Hungarian families-was educated at the University of Oxford and is currently a Professor in the School of English at the University of Leeds and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.