CONTENTS:- 1. William Wordsworth. 2. The connection between Wordsworth’s life and his poetry. 3. Some characteristics of Wordsworths poetry. 4. Wordsworth’s view of nature and man. 5. Wordsworths patriotic and political poems. 6. Wordsworth’s personal characteristics. 7. William Wordsworth-- concluding survey. 8. The Humanitarian Movement in poetry--Thomas Hood and Mrs. Browning. 9. Matthew Arnold. 10. Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 11. Algernon Charles Swinburne. 12. William Morris. 13. Hardy’s major novels. 14. Matthew Arnold. 15. The stinging nettle Housman and his critics. 16. Houseman’s Prose: refracted poetic technique. 17. Early poems of Housman: their precocity and promise.
In the truest sense Modern English Literature is a unity. It has grown up out of small and semi-articulate beginnings into a great organic whole. It may be compared to a tree which has passed through various stages of growth, and has at certain seasons put forth foliage and blossom, passing through adolescence to maturity, at last becoming noted in a stately strength, and bearing a perpetual harvest.