Title The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 10/e
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BALLADRY AND BALLAD REVIVALS • Lord Randall • Bonny Barbara Allan • The Wife of Usher’s Well • The Three Ravens • Sir Patrick Spens • The Dæmon-lover

ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD (1743–1825) • The Mouse’s Petition • An Inventory of the Furniture in Dr. Priestley’s Study • A Summer Evening’s Meditation • Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade • The Rights of Woman • To a Little Invisible Being Who Is Expected Soon to Become Visible • Inscription for an Ice-House • Washing-Day • The Caterpillar

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 • To Fancy • On Being Cautioned against Walking on an Headland Overlooking the Sea, Because It Was Frequented by a Lunatic • To the Insect of the Gossamer • The Sea View • The Swallow • Beachy Head

MARY ROBINSON (1757?–1800) • January, 1795 • London’s Summer Morning • The Poor Singing Dame • The Haunted Beach • The Poet’s Garret • To the Poet Coleridge • The Savage of Aveyron


JOHN NEWTON: Faith’s Review and Expectation (Amazing Grace)

THOMAS CLARKSON: Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species • From Part III, Chapter 1 (“Imaginary conversation with an African”) • From Part III, Chapter 3 (“The dimensions of a slave vessel” and the Zong Incident)

WILLIAM COWPER: The Negro’s Complaint

OLAUDAH EQUIANO: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself • From Chapter 3 [From Virginia to England] • From Chapter 4 [Sold Again] • From Chapter 5 [Cruelty of the West Indian Planters]




MARY PRINCE: From The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, Related by Herself

WILLIAM BLAKE (1757–1827) • All Religions Are One • 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 • On Anothers Sorrow • Songs of Experience • Introduction • Earth’s Answer • The Clod & the Pebble • Holy Thursday • The Chimney Sweeper • Nurse’s Song • The Sick Rose • The Fly • 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 • Visions of the Daughters of Albion • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell • A Song of Liberty • Blake’s Notebook • Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau • Never pain to tell thy love • I askèd a thief • And did those feet • Two Letters on Sight and Vision

ROBERT BURNS (1759–1796) • To a Mouse • To a Louse • Green Grow the Rashes • Holy Willie’s Prayer • Tam o’ Shanter: A Tale • Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation • Robert Bruce’s March to Bannockburn (“Scots, Wha Hae”) • Song: For a’ that and a’ that • A Red, Red Rose • Auld Lang Syne


RICHARD PRICE: From A Discourse on the Love of Our Country

EDMUND BURKE: From Reflections on the Revolution in France

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT: From A Vindication of the Rights of Men

THOMAS PAINE: From Rights of Man

JAMES GILLRAY: Prints and Propaganda • Smelling out a Rat • French Liberty, British Slavery • The Zenith of French Glory • The British Butcher

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (1759–1797) • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman • From The Dedication to M. Talleyrand-Périgord • Introduction • Chapter 2. The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed • From Chapter 4. Observations on the State of Degradation . . . • Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark • Advertisement • Letter 1 • From Letter 5

MARIA EDGEWORTH (1768–1849) • The Irish Incognito

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770–1850) • Lyrical Ballads • Goody Blake and Harry Gill • Simon Lee • We Are Seven • Lines Written in Early Spring • The Thorn • Expostulation and Reply • The Tables Turned • Old Man Travelling • 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 • The Solitary Reaper • Elegiac Stanzas • Sonnets • Prefatory Sonnet [Nuns fret not] • Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 • It is a beauteous evening • To Toussaint l’Ouverture • September 1st, 1802 • 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 Seventh. Residence in London • [The Blind Beggar; Bartholomew Fair] • Book Tenth. Residence in France and French Revolution • [Reign of Terror] • [Retrospect: First Impression of the Revolution] • [Crisis and Recovery] • Book Eleventh. Imagination, 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

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771–1832) • The Lay of the Last Minstrel • Introduction • Proud Maisie • Redgauntlet • Wandering Willie’s Tale

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 definitions 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] • Lectures on Shakespeare • [Fancy and Imagination in Shakespeare’s Poetry] • [Mechanic vs. Organic Form] • The Statesman’s Manual • [On Symbol and Allegory] • [The Satanic Hero] • Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge • Materialism • Difference between Stories of Dreams and Ghosts • Hamlet. Principles and Maxims. Love • Painting • Thelwall • Poetry • Mr. Coleridge’s System of Philosophy


HORACE WALPOLE: From The Castle of Otranto

ANNA LETITIA AIKIN (later BARBAULD) and JOHN AIKIN: On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror; with Sir Bertrand, a Fragment

ANN RADCLIFFEFrom The Romance of the Forest • From The Mysteries of Udolpho


SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGEFrom Review of The Monk by Matthew Lewis • From Biographia Literaria

CHARLES LAMB (1775–1834) From On the Tragedies of Shakespeare, Considered with Reference to Their Fitness for Stage Representation • Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading • Old China

JANE AUSTEN (1775–1817) • Love and Friendship: A Novel in a Series of Letters • Plan of a Novel, According to Hints from Various Quarters

WILLIAM HAZLITT (1778–1830) • Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays • From Coriolanus • My First Acquaintance with Poets

THOMAS DE QUINCEY (1785–1859) • Confessions of an English Opium-Eater • Preliminary Confessions [The Prostitute Ann] • Introduction to the Pains of Opium [The Malay] • The Pains of Opium [Opium Reveries and Dreams]

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 • Canto 1 • [“Sin’s Long Labyrinth”] • Canto 3 • [“Once More upon the Waters”] • [Waterloo] • [Napoleon] • [Switzerland] • Manfred • Don Juan • Fragment • Canto 1 • [Juan and Donna Julia] • Canto 2 • [The Shipwreck] • [Juan and Haidee] • From The Vision of Judgment • On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year


WILLIAM GODWIN: Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness • From Of the Causes of War

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH: The Discharged Soldier

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE: From Fears in Solitude, Written in April 1798, during the Alarm of an Invasion



ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD: From Eighteen Hundred and Eleven, a Poem


THOMAS DE QUINCEY: The English Mail-Coach, or the Glory of Motion • From Going Down with Victory

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792–1822) • Mutability • To Wordsworth • Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude • Mont Blanc • Hymn to Intellectual Beauty • Ozymandias • On Love • Stanzas Written in Dejection—December 1818, near Naples • Sonnet [Lift not the painted veil] • The Mask of Anarchy • England in 1819 • To Sidmouth and Castlereagh • Ode to the West Wind • Prometheus Unbound • Preface • Act 1 • Act 2 • Scene 4 • Scene 5 • Act 3 • Scene 1 • From Scene 4 • From Act 4 • The Cloud • To a Sky-Lark • To Night • To —— [Music, when soft voices die] • O World, O Life, O Time • Chorus from Hellas • The world’s great age • Adonais • When the lamp is shattered • From A Defence of Poetry

JOHN CLARE (1793–1864) • Life, Death, and Eternity • The Nightingale’s Nest • Insects • The Yellowhammer’s Nest • Pastoral Poesy • [The Lament of Swordy Well] • [Mouse’s Nest] • [The Badger] • A Vision • I Am • An Invite to Eternity • Clock a Clay • The Peasant Poet

FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS (1793–1835) • England’s Dead • Casabianca • Corinne at the Capitol • The Homes of England • Properzia Rossi • Indian Woman’s Death Song • An Hour of Romance • The Image in Lava • A Spirit’s Return



BARON DE MONTESQUIEU (CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT): The Spirit of the Laws • Book V, Chapter 13: An Idea of Despotic Power • From Book V, Chapter 14: In What Manner the Laws Are Relative to the Principles of Despotic Government

SIR WILLIAM JONES: From on the Poetry of Eastern Nations

JAMES BEATTIE: From On Fable and Romance


WILLIAM BECKFORD: From The History of the Caliph Vathek

THOMAS DANIELL: From A Picturesque Voyage to India by the Way of China

ROBERT SOUTHEY: From The Curse of Kehama, Book 14 • Jaga-Naut

CLAUDIUS BUCHANAN: From Christian Researches in Asia • From The Author’s Journal in His Tour to the Temple of Juggernaut

SYDNEY OWENSON: From The Missionary: An Indian Tale

GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON: From The Giaour: A Fragment of a Turkish Tale

LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON: Immolation of a Hindoo Widow

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 • Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell • Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art • La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad • On Fame • Sonnet to Sleep • Ode to Psyche • Ode to a Nightingale • Ode on a Grecian Urn • Ode on Melancholy • Ode on Indolence • Lamia • To Autumn • The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream • This living hand, now warm and capable • 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 (Feb. 27, 1818) [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]

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY (1797–1851) • The Last Man • Introduction • The Mortal Immortal

LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON (1802–1838) From The Improvisatrice • Sappho’s Song • Lines (Written Under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love-Letter) • Love’s Last Lesson • Lines of Life • The Fairy of the Fountains

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











THOMAS CARLYLE (1795–1881) • Sartor Resartus • The Everlasting No • Centre of Indifference • The Everlasting Yea • Past and Present • From Democracy • Captains of Industry

JOHN HENRY CARDINAL NEWMAN (1801–1890) • The Idea of a University • From Discourse 5. Knowledge Its Own End • From Discourse 7. Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill • From Discourse 8. Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Religion

JOHN STUART MILL (1806–1873) • What Is Poetry? • On Liberty • From Chapter 3. Of Individuality as One of the Elements of Well-Being • The Subjection of Women • From Chapter 1 • Autobiography • From Chapter 5. A Crisis in My Mental History. One Stage Onward

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING (1806–1861) The Cry of the Children • To George Sand: A Desire • To George Sand: A Recognition • 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] • Mother and Poet

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809–1892) • Mariana • The Lady of Shalott • The Lotos-Eaters • Ulysses • Tithonus • Break, Break, Break • From The Epic [Morte d’Arthur] • Locksley Hall • The Princess • Tears, Idle Tears • Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal • [“The woman’s cause is man’s”] • From In Memoriam A. H. H. • The Charge of the Light Brigade • Idylls of the King • The Coming of Arthur • 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 Lost Leader • How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix • The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed’s Church • A Toccata of Galuppi’s • Love among the Ruins • “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” • Fra Lippo Lippi • Andrea del Sarto • Caliban upon Setebos • Rabbi Ben Ezra

EMILY BRONTË (1818–1848) • I’m happiest when most away • The Night-Wind • Remembrance • Stars • The Prisoner. A Fragment • No coward soul is mine

JOHN RUSKIN (1819–1900) • Modern Painters • [A Definition of Greatness in Art] • [“The Slave Ship”] • From Of the Pathetic Fallacy • The Stones of Venice • [The Savageness of Gothic Architecture]

GEORGE ELIOT (1819–1880) • Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft • From Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

MATTHEW ARNOLD (1822–1888) • Isolation. To Marguerite • To Marguerite—Continued • The Buried Life • Memorial Verses • Lines Written in Kensington Gardens • The Scholar Gypsy • Dover Beach • Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse • Preface to Poems (1853) • From The Function of Criticism at the Present Time • Culture and Anarchy • From Chapter 1. Sweetness and Light • From Chapter 2. Doing As One Likes • From Chapter 5. Porro Unum Est Necessarium From The Study of Poetry • Literature and Science

THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY (1825–1895) • Science and Culture • [The Values of Education in the Sciences] • Agnosticism and Christianity • [Agnosticism Defined]


CHARLES DICKENS: From Old Lamps for New Ones

JOHN RUSKIN • [“The Awakening Conscience”] • From Pre-Raphaelitism

WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI: [The Pre-Raphaelite Manifesto]

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI ( 1828– 1882) • The Blessed Damozel • My Sister’s Sleep • Jenny • The House of Life • The Sonnet • Nuptial Sleep • 19. Silent Noon • 77. Soul’s Beauty • 78. Body’s Beauty

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (1830–1894) • Song (“She sat and sang alway”) • Song (“When I am dead, my dearest”) • After Death • Dead before Death • Cobwebs • A Triad • In an Artist’s Studio • A Birthday • An Apple-Gathering • Winter: My Secret • Up-Hill • Goblin Market • “No, Thank You, John” • Promises Like Pie-Crust • In Progress • A Life’s Parallels • Later Life • 17 (“Something this foggy day, a something which”) • Cardinal Newman • Sleeping at Last

WILLIAM MORRIS (1834–1896) • The Defence of Guenevere • How I Became a Socialist

ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE (1837–1909) • Hymn to Proserpine • Hermaphroditus • Ave atque Vale

WALTER PATER (1839–1894) • Studies in the History of the Renaissance • Preface • [“La Gioconda”] • Conclusion

GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844–1889) • God’s Grandeur • The Starlight Night • As Kingfishers Catch Fire • Spring • The Windhover • Pied Beauty • Hurrahing in Harvest • Binsey Poplars • Duns Scotus’s Oxford • Felix Randal • Spring and Fall: to a young child • [Carrion Comfort] • No worst, there is none • I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day • That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection • Thou art indeed just, Lord • From Journal


EVOLUTION • Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species • From Chapter 3. Struggle for Existence • From Chapter 15. Recapitulation and Conclusion • Charles Darwin: The Descent of Man • [Natural Selection and Sexual Selection] • Leonard Huxley: The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley • [The Huxley-Wilberforce Debate at Oxford] • Sir Edmund Gosse: From Father and Son

INDUSTRIALISM: PROGRESS OR DECLINE? • Thomas Babington Macaulay: A Review of Southey’s Colloquies • [Evidence of Progress] • The Children’s Employment Commission: From First Report • [Child Mine-Worker in Yorkshire] • Friedrich Engels: From The Great Towns • Charles Kingsley: Alton Locke • [A London Slum] • Charles Dickens: Hard Times • [Coketown] • Anonymous: Poverty Knock • Henry Mayhew: London Labour and the London Poor • [Boy Inmate of the Casual Wards] • Annie Besant: The “White Slavery” of London Match Workers • Ada Nield Chew: A Living Wage for Factory Girls at Crewe

THE “WOMAN QUESTION”: THE VICTORIAN DEBATE ABOUT GENDER • Sarah Stickney Ellis: The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits • [Disinterested Kindness] • Coventry Patmore: The Angel in the House • The Paragon • John Ruskin: From Of Queens’ Gardens • Harriet Martineau: From Autobiography • Anonymous: The Great Social Evil • Dinah Maria Mulock: A Woman’s Thoughts about Women • [Something to Do] • Florence Nightingale: Cassandra • [Nothing to Do] • Mona Caird: From Marriage • Walter Besant: The Queen’s Reign • [The Transformation of Women’s Status between 1837 and 1897]

EMPIRE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY • Thomas Babington Macaulay: Minute on Indian Education • William Howard Russell: From My Diary in India, In the Year 1858–9 • Anonymous: [Proclamation of an Irish Republic] • Matthew Arnold: From On the Study of Celtic Literature • James Anthony Froude: From The English in the West Indies • John Jacob Thomas: Froudacity • From Social Revolution • Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Opening of the Indian and Colonial Exhibition by the Queen • T. N. Mukharji: A Visit to Europe • [The Indian and Colonial Exhibition] • William Ernest Henley: Invictus • Sir Henry John Newbolt: Vitaï Lampada • Joseph Chamberlain: From The True Conception of Empire • J. A. Hobson: Imperialism: A Study • [The Political Significance of Imperialism]

“BEACONS OF THE FUTURE”? EDUCATION IN VICTORIAN BRITAIN • Charles Dickens: Hard Times • Chapter 1. The One Thing Needful • Chapter 2. Murdering the Innocents • Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland • From Chapter 2 • From Chapter 9 • Thomas Hughes: From Tom Brown’s School Days • From Part One, Chapter 8 • From Part Two, Chapter 5 • The Education Department of the Committee of Council • From The New Code of 1879 • Flora Thompson: Lark Rise • From Chapter 11. School • Frederick Denison Maurice: Learning and Working • From Lecture V. The Studies in a Working College • From Lecture VI. The Teachers in a Working College • Frances Power Cobbe: The Education of Women, and How It Would Be Affected by University Examinations • John Stuart Mill: From Inaugural Address Delivered to the University of St. Andrews • Thomas Hardy: From Jude the Obscure



MICHAEL FIELD (Katharine Bradley: 1846–1914; and Edith Cooper: 1862–1913) • [Maids, not to you my mind doth change] • [A girl] • Unbosoming • [It was deep April, and the morn] • To Christina Rossetti • Nests in Elms • Eros

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850–1894) • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

OSCAR WILDE (1854–1900) • Impression du Matin • The Harlot’s House • The Critic as Artist • [Criticism Itself an Art] • Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray • The Importance of Being Earnest • From De Profundis

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856–1950) • Mrs Warren’s Profession

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ( 1859–1930) • The Speckled Band

MARY ELIZABETH COLERIDGE (1861–1907) • The Other Side of a Mirror • The Witch

RUDYARD KIPLING (1865–1936)• The Man Who Would Be King • Danny Deever • The Widow at Windsor • Recessional • The White Man’s Burden • If—

ERNEST DOWSON (1867–1900) • Cynara • They Are Not Long

APPENDIXES • General Bibliography • Literary Terminology • Geographic Nomenclature • MAP: London in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries • British Money • The British Baronage • The Royal Lines of England and Great Britain • Religions in England









THOMAS HARDY (1840–1928) • On the Western Circuit • Hap • Neutral Tones • Drummer Hodge • The Darkling Thrush • The Ruined Maid • A Trampwoman’s Tragedy • One We Knew • Channel Firing • The Convergence of the Twain • Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? • Under the Waterfall • The Walk • The Voice • During Wind and Rain • In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’ • He Never Expected Much

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857–1924) • Preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus” • [The Task of the Artist] • Heart of Darkness

A. E. HOUSMAN (1859–1936) • Loveliest of Trees • When I Was One-and-Twenty • To an Athlete Dying Young • Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff • Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries




EDWARD THOMAS • Adlestrop • The Owl • Rain • The Cherry Trees • As the Team’s Head Brass

MARY BORDEN • Belgium • The Song of the Mud

SIEGFRIED SASSOON • ‘They’ • The Rear-Guard • The General • Glory of Women • Everyone Sang • On Passing the New Menin Gate • Memoirs of an Infantry Officer • [The Opening of the Battle of the Somme]

IVOR GURNEY • To His Love • The Silent One

ISAAC ROSENBERG • Break of Day in the Trenches • Louse Hunting • Returning, We Hear the Larks • Dead Man’s Dump

WILFRED OWEN • 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


ROBERT GRAVES • Goodbye to All That • [The Attack on High Wood] • Recalling War

DAVID JONES • In Parenthesis • From Preface • From Part 7: The Five Unmistakable Marks


T. E. HULME: From Romanticism and Classicism (w. 1911–12)

F. S. FLINT AND EZRA POUND: Imagisme (1913) • A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste (1913)

AN IMAGIST CLUSTER • T. E. Hulme: Autumn • Ezra Pound: In a Station of the Metro • H.D.: Oread • Sea Rose

BLAST (1914) • Long Live the Vortex! • Blast 6

MINA LOY • Feminist Manifesto (w. 1914) • Songs to Joannes • I • III • XIV • XXVI

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865–1939) • The Stolen Child • Down by the Salley Gardens • 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 Difficult • A Coat • September 1913 • Easter, 1916 • The Wild Swans at Coole • In Memory of Major Robert Gregory • An Irish Airman Foresees His Death • 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 • Man and the Echo • The Circus Animals’ Desertion • From Introduction [A General Introduction for My Work]

E. M. FORSTER (1879–1970) • The Other Boat

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882–1941) • The Mark on the Wall • Modern Fiction • Mrs. Dalloway • A Room of One’s Own • [Shakespeare’s Sister] • Professions for Women

JAMES JOYCE (1882–1941) • Araby • The Dead • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man • Ulysses • [From Penelope]

D. H. LAWRENCE (1885–1930) • Odour of Chrysanthemums • The Horse Dealer’s Daughter • Why the Novel Matters • Love on the Farm • Piano • Bavarian Gentians • Snake • How Beastly the Bourgeois Is • The Ship of Death

T. S. ELIOT (1888–1965) • The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock • Sweeney among the Nightingales • The Waste Land • The Hollow Men • Journey of the Magi • Four Quartets • Little Gidding • Tradition and the Individual Talent • The Metaphysical Poets

KATHERINE MANSFIELD (1888–1923) • The Daughters of the Late Colonel • The Garden Party

JEAN RHYS (1890–1979) • The Day They Burned the Books • On Not Shooting Sitting Birds

STEVIE SMITH (1902–1971) • Sunt Leones • Our Bog Is Dood • Not Waving but Drowning • Thoughts About the Person from Porlock • Pretty

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) • Shooting an Elephant • Politics and the English Language

SAMUEL BECKETT (1906–1989) • Waiting for Godot

W. H. AUDEN (1907–1973) • Petition • On This Island • Lullaby • Spain • As I Walked Out One Evening • Musée des Beaux Arts • In Memory of W. B. Yeats • The Unknown Citizen • September 1, 1939 • 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 • The Hunchback in the Park • Poem in October • Fern Hill • Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night


VIRGINIA WOOLF • Three Guineas • [As a Woman I Have No Country]


EDITH SITWELL • Still Falls the Rain

HENRY REED • Lessons of the War • 1. Naming of Parts

KEITH DOUGLAS • Vergissmeinnicht • Aristocrats


CLAUDE McKAY • Old England • If We Must Die

LOUISE BENNETT • Jamaica Language • Dry-Foot Bwoy • Colonization in Reverse • Jamaica Oman

KAMAU BRATHWAITE • [Nation Language] • Calypso

NGÑGI THIONG’O • Decolonising the Mind • From The Language of African Literature

M. NOURBESE PHILIP • Discourse on the Logic of Language

SALMAN RUSHDIE • [The British Indian Writer and a Dream-England] • [English Is an Indian Literary Language]

GRACE NICHOLS • Epilogue • The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping • Wherever I Hang


HANIF KUREISHI • [You Will Always Be a Paki]

BERNARDINE EVARISTO • The Emperor’s Babe • Amo Amas Amat


DALJIT NAGRA • A Black History of the English-Speaking Peoples

DORIS LESSING (1919–2013) • To Room Nineteen

PHILIP LARKIN (1922–1985) • Church Going • MCMXIV • Talking in Bed • Ambulances • High Windows • Sad Steps • Homage to a Government • The Explosion • This Be the Verse • Aubade

NADINE GORDIMER (1923–2014) • The Moment before the Gun Went Off

A. K. RAMANUJAN (1929–1993) • Self-Portrait • Elements of Composition

THOM GUNN (1929–2004) • Black Jackets • My Sad Captains • From the Wave • Still Life • The Missing

DEREK WALCOTT (1930–2017) • A Far Cry from Africa • 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”)

TED HUGHES (1930–1998) • Wind • Relic • Pike • Out • Theology • Crow’s Last Stand • Daffodils

HAROLD PINTER (1930–2008) • The Dumb Waiter

CHINUA ACHEBE (1930–2013) • Civil Peace

GEOFFREY HILL (1932–2016) • In Memory of Jane Fraser • Requiem for the Plantagenet Kings • September Song • Broken Hierarchies

V. S. NAIPAUL (b. 1932) • One Out of Many

TOM STOPPARD (b. 1937) • Arcadia

LES MURRAY (b. 1938) • Morse • Corniche • The Kitchen Grammars

SEAMUS HEANEY (1939–2013) • Digging • The Forge • The Grauballe Man • Punishment • Casualty • The Skunk • Station Island • 12 (“Like a convalescent, I took the hand”) • Clearances • The Sharping Stone • Anything Can Happen • A Kite for Aibhín

MARGARET ATWOOD (b. 1939) • Death by Landscape • Miss July Grows Older

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

EAVAN BOLAND (b. 1944) • Fond Memory • The Dolls Museum in Dublin • The Lost Land

SALMAN RUSHDIE (b. 1947) • The Prophet’s Hair

IAN McEWAN (b. 1948) From Enduring Love

ANNE CARSON (b. 1950)From The Glass Essay

PAUL MULDOON (b. 1951) • Anseo • Meeting the British • 7, Middagh Street • (“And were Yeats living at this hour”) • Milkweed and Monarch • The Loaf • Turtles

HILARY MANTEL (b. 1952) • Sorry to Disturb

KAZUO ISHIGURO (b. 1954) • A Village after Dark

HANIF KUREISHI (b. 1954) • My Son the Fanatic

CAROL ANN DUFFY (b. 1955) • Warming Her Pearls • Valentine • Medusa • Mrs Lazarus • The Christmas Truce

CARYL PHILLIPS (b. 1958) • Growing Pains

SIMON ARMITAGE (b. 1963) • The Tyre • Horses, M62 • The English Astronaut • Beck

KIRAN DESAI (b. 1971) • The Sermon in the Guava Tree

ZADIE SMITH (b. 1975) • The Waiter’s Wife

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE (b. 1977) • Checking Out

APPENDIXES • General Bibliography • Literary Terminology • Geographic Nomenclature • MAP: London in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries • British Money • The British Baronage • The Royal Lines of England and Great Britain • Religions in England



About the General 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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