This work assigns a rightful place in the British literary canon to four authors wrongly forgotten or marginalized. Each chapter on one of the four authors is subdivided into sections that present the writer's life, discussions of their writings, which are organized by genre (fiction, poetry, verse drama, and critical prose), and their connections with other writers of the day. The author draws not only on published sources but on many unpublished sources as well, including letters, to create a book about a literary period of dramatic transition.
R. W. Crump is Professor of English at Louisiana State University.
Introduction by David Middleton; Editor's Foreword and Acknowledgements by R. W. Crump; Preface and Acknowledgements by Donald E. Stanford; 1. Margaret Louisa Woods (1856-1945); 2. Mary Coleridge (1861-1907); 3. Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938); 4. R.C. Trevelyan (1872-1951); Appendix; 1. The Unpublished Letters of Mary Coleridge to Robert Bridges; Notes; Bibliography.