Weliver, Phyllis: The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Contents: Introduction; Scotch drink & Irish harps: mediations of the national air, Celeste Langan; 'Suspended' sense in Alastor: Shelley's musical trope and 18th-century medical discourse, Kimiyo Ogawa; On music framed: the Eolian harp in romantic writing, Susan Bernstein; Music and inspiration in Blake's poetry, John Hughes; 'Music their larger soul': George Eliot's 'The Legend of Jubal' and Victorian musicality, Ruth A. Solie; Musical reactions to Tennyson: reformulating musical imagery in 'The Lotos-Eaters', Michael Allis; 'Monna Innominata' and Christina Rossetti's audible unhappiness, Yeo Wei Wei; The 'silent song' of D.G. Rossetti's The House of Life, Phyllis Weliver; 'The Music Spoke for Us': music and sexuality in fin-de-siècle poetry, Emma Sutton; Sappho recomposed: a song cycle by Granville and Helen Bantock, Yopie Prins; Index.