Title The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10/e
Subtitle The Major Authors, Volume: 2
Author Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN 9780393603095
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No of pages 1680
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
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The Romantic Period 1785–1832




Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743–1825) The Mouse’s Petition A Summer Evening’s Meditation The Rights of Woman To a Little Invisible Being Who Is Expected Soon to Become Visible Washing-Day


Charlotte Smith (1749–1806) Elegiac Sonnets Written at the Close of Spring To Sleep To Night Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex On Being Cautioned against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic


William Blake (1757–1827) There Is No Natural Religion [a] There Is No Natural Religion [b] Songs of Innocence and of Experience Songs of Innocence Introduction The Ecchoing Green The Lamb The Little Black Boy The Chimney Sweeper • The Divine Image Holy Thursday Nurse’s Song Infant Joy Songs of Experience Introduction Earth’s Answer The Clod & the Pebble Holy Thursday The Chimney Sweeper Nurse’s Song The Sick Rose The Tyger My Pretty Rose Tree Ah! Sun-flower The Garden of Love London The Human Abstract Infant Sorrow A Poison Tree To Tirzah A Divine Image The Book of Thel The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Robert Burns (1759–1796) To a Mouse To a Louse Holy Willie’s Prayer Tam o’ Shanter: A Tale Song: For a’ that and a’ that A Red, Red Rose Auld Lang Syne


Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Introduction Chapter 2. The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed From Chapter 4. Observations on the State of Degradation to Which Woman is Reduced by Various Causes.


William Wordsworth (1770–1850) Lyrical Ballads We Are Seven Lines Written in Early Spring Expostulation and Reply The Tables Turned Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802) [The Subject and Language of Poetry] [“What Is a Poet?”] [“Emotion Recollected in Tranquillity”] Strange fits of passion have I known She dwelt among the untrodden ways Three years she grew A slumber did my spirit seal I travelled among unknown men Nutting The Ruined Cottage Michael Resolution and Independence I wandered lonely as a cloud My heart leaps up Ode: Intimations of Immortality Ode to Duty The Solitary Reaper Elegiac Stanzas Sonnets Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 It is a beauteous evening London, 1802 The world is too much with us Surprised by joy Mutability Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways The 1805 Prelude Book First. Introduction: Childhood and School-time Book Second. School-time (Continued) [Boyhood Adventures; “Blest the Infant Babe”] [Address to Coleridge] Book Fifth. Books [The Dream of the Arab] [The Boy of Winander; The Drowned Man] Book Sixth. Cambridge and the Alps [“Human Nature Seeming Born Again”] [Crossing Simplon Pass] Book Tenth. Residence in France and French Revolution [Retrospect: First Impression of the Revolution] [Crisis and Recovery] Book Eleventh. Imagination, How n, How Impaired and Restored [Spots of Time] • Book Thirteenth. Conclusion [Vision on Mount Snowdon] [Final Prophecy]


Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855) From The Alfoxden Journal From The Grasmere Journals Grasmere—A Fragment Thoughts on My Sick-Bed


Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) The Eolian Harp This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan Christabel Frost at Midnight Dejection: An Ode The Pains of Sleep To William Wordsworth Epitaph Biographia Literaria Chapter 4 [Mr. Wordsworth’s earlier poems] [On fancy and imagination—the investigation of the distinction important to the fine arts] Chapter 13 [On the imagination, or esemplastic power] Chapter 14 Occasion of the Lyrical Ballads, and the objects originally proposed—preface to the second edition—the ensuing controversy, its causes and acrimony—philosophic defnitions of a poem and poetry with scholia. Chapter 17 [Examination of the tenets peculiar to Mr. Wordsworth] [Rustic life (above all, low and rustic life) especially unfavorable to the formation of a human diction—the best parts of language the products of philosophers, not clowns or shepherds] [The language of Milton as much the language of real life, yea, incomparably more so than that of the cottager]


Jane Austen (1775–1817) • Love and Friendship: A Novel in a Series of Letters


George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788–1824) Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos She Walks in Beauty Darkness So we’ll go no more a roving Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: A Romaunt Canto 1 [“Sin’s Long Labyrinth”] Canto 3 [“Once More Upon the Waters”] [Waterloo] Manfred


Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) Mutability To Wordsworth Mont Blanc Hymn to Intellectual Beauty Ozymandias England in 1819 Ode to the West Wind Prometheus Unbound Preface From Act 1 Act 2 Scene 4 Scene 5 Act 3 Scene 1 From Scene 4 From Act 4 The Cloud To a Sky-Lark Adonais From A Defence of Poetry


John Clare (1793–1864) The Nightingale’s Nest Pastoral Poesy [The Lament of Swordy Well] [Mouse’s Nest] [The Badger]


Felicia Dorothea Hemans (1793–1835) England’s Dead Casabianca The Homes of England Properzia Rossi Indian Woman’s Death Song


John Keats (1795–1821) • On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer • Sleep and Poetry • [“O for Ten Years”] • On Seeing the Elgin Marbles • Endymion: A Poetic Romance • Preface • Book 1 • [“A Thing of Beauty”] • [The “Pleasure Thermometer”] • On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again • When I have fears that I may cease to be • To Homer • The Eve of St. Agnes • Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art • La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad • Sonnet to Sleep • Ode to Psyche • Ode to a Nightingale • Ode on a Grecian Urn • Ode on Melancholy • Ode on Indolence • To Autumn • Letters • To Benjamin Bailey (Nov. 22, 1817) • [“The authenticity of the Imagination”] • To George and Thomas Keats (Dec. 21, 27[?]), 1817 • [“Negative Capability”] • To John Hamilton Reynolds (Feb. 3, 1818) • [Wordsworth’s Poetry] • To John Taylor • [Keats’s Axioms in Poetry] • To John Hamilton Reynolds (May 3, 1818) • [Milton, Wordsworth, and The Chambers of Human Life] • To Richard Woodhouse (Oct. 27, 1818) • [“A Poet Has No Identity”] • To George and Georgiana Keats (Feb. 14–May 3, 1819) • [“The Vale of Soul-Making”] • To Fanny Brawne (July 25, 1819) • [Fanny Brawne as Keats’s “Fair Star”] • To Percy Bysshe Shelley (Aug. 16, 1820) • [“Load Every Rift” With Ore] • To Charles Brown (Nov. 30, 1820) • [Keats’s Last Letter]


The Victorian Age (1830–1901)




Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) Sartor Resartus The Everlasting No The Everlasting Yea Past and Present Captains of Industry


Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861) The Cry of the Children Sonnets from the Portuguese 21 (“Say over again, and yet once over again”) 22 (“When our two souls stand up erect and strong”) 32 (“The first time that the sun rose on thine oath”) 43 (“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”) The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point Aurora Leigh Book 1 [The Education Of Aurora Leigh] Book 2 [Aurora’s Aspirations] [Aurora’s Rejection of Romney] Book 5 [Poets and the Present Age]


Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) Mariana The Lady of Shalott The Lotos-Eaters Ulysses Tithonus Break, Break, Break Locksley Hall From In Memoriam A. H. H. The Charge of the Light Brigade Idylls of the King The Passing of Arthur Crossing the Bar


Elizabeth Gaskell (1810–1865) • The Old Nurse’s Story


Charles Dickens (1812–1870) • A Christmas Carol


Robert Browning (1812–1889) Porphyria’s Lover Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister My Last Duchess The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church Love among the Ruins “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” Fra Lippo Lippi Andrea del Sarto Caliban upon Setebos


Matthew Arnold (1822–1888) The Buried Life The Scholar Gypsy Dover Beach Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse From The Function of Criticism at the Present Time Culture and Anarchy From Chapter 1. Sweetness and Light From The Study of Poetry


Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”) After Death Dead before Death Cobwebs In an Artist’s Studio A Birthday An Apple-Gathering Up-Hill Goblin Market “No, Thank You, John”


Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) God’s Grandeur The Starlight Night As Kingfishers Catch Fire Spring The Windhover Pied Beauty Spring and Fall: to a young child [Carrion Comfort] No worst, there is none • I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day Thou art indeed just, Lord From Journal


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) The Critic as Artist [Criticism Itself an Art] Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray The Importance of Being Earnest


Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) The Man Who Would Be King The White Man’s Burden If—


The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries




Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) Hap Neutral Tones Drummer Hodge The Darkling Thrush The Ruined Maid Channel Firing The Convergence of the Twain Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? The Voice In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ He Never Expected Much


Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) • Heart of Darkness


Wilfred Owen (1893–1918) Anthem for Doomed Youth Apologia Pro Poemate Meo Miners Dulce Et Decorum Est Strange Meeting Futility Disabled From Owen’s Letters to His Mother Preface


William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) The Stolen Child The Rose of the World The Lake Isle of Innisfree The Sorrow of Love When You Are Old Who Goes with Fergus? The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland Adam’s Curse No Second Troy The Fascination of What’s Diffcult A Coat September 1913 Easter, 1916 The Wild Swans at Coole An Irish Airman Foresees His Death In Memory of Major Robert Gregory The Second Coming A Prayer for My Daughter Leda and the Swan Sailing to Byzantium Among School Children A Dialogue of Self and Soul Byzantium Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop Lapis Lazuli Under Ben Bulben The Circus Animals’ Desertion From Introduction [A General Introduction for My Work]


Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) The Mark on the Wall Modern Fiction A Room of One’s Own Professions for Women


James Joyce (1882–1941) Araby The Dead Ulysses From [Penelope]


D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) Odour of Chrysanthemums The Horse Dealer’s Daughter Why the Novel Matters Piano Snake


T. S. Eliot (1888–1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock The Waste Land The Hollow Men Journey of the Magi Four Quartets Little Gidding Tradition and the Individual Talent


Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923) • The Garden Party


Jean Rhys (1890–1979) • The Day They Burned the Books


Samuel Beckett (1906–1989) • Waiting for Godot


W. H. Auden (1907–1973) Lullaby As I Walked Out One Evening Musée des Beaux Arts In Memory of W. B. Yeats The Unknown Citizen September 1, 1913   In Praise of Limestone The Shield of Achilles [Poetry as Memorable Speech]


Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower Poem in October Fern Hill Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night


Philip Larkin (1922–1985) Church Going MCMXIV Talking in Bed Ambulances High Windows Homage to a Government This Be The Verse Aubade


Nadine Gordimer (1923–2014) • The Moment before the Gun Went Off


Derek Walcott (1930–2017) A Far Cry from Africa From the Schooner Flight 1 Adios, Carenage The Season of Phantasmal Peace Omeros 1.3.3 [“ ‘Mais qui ça qui rivait-’ous, Philoctete?’ ”] 6.49.1–2 [“She bathed him in the brew of the root. The basin”]


Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) • Civil Peace


Alice Munro (b. 1931) • Walker Brothers Cowboy


Seamus Heaney (1939–2013) • Digging • The Forge • The Grauballe Man • Punishment • Casualty • The Skunk From Station Island • 12 (“Like a convalescent, I took the hand”) • Clearances • The Sharping Stone


Margaret Atwood (b. 1939) • Death by Landscape • Miss July Grows Older


J. M. Coetzee (b. 1940) • From Waiting for the Barbarians


Salman Rushdie (b. 1947) • The Prophet’s Hair


Hilary Mantel (b. 1952) • Sorry to Disturb


Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954) • A Village after Dark


Zadie Smith (b. 1975) • The Waiter’s Wife 1565


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977) • Checking Out


Appendixes • General Bibliography • Literary Terminology • Geographic Nomenclature • British Money • The British Baronage • The Royal Lines of England and Great Britain • Religions in Great Britain


Permissions Acknowledgments




About the Editor:

Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. Also General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, he is the author of eleven books, including Tyrant, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the 2011 National Book Award and the 2012 Pulitzer Prize); Shakespeare’s Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World; Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture; and Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare. He has edited seven collections of criticism, including Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations. His honors include the MLA’s James Russell Lowell Prize, for both Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England and The Swerve, the Sapegno Prize, the Distinguished Humanist Award from the Mellon Foundation, the Wilbur Cross Medal from the Yale University Graduate School, the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre, the Erasmus Institute Prize, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Berkeley. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of English Literature.


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