Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, and: Major Poems and Selected Prose (review )

Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, and: Major Poems and Selected Prose (review ) 266 / VICTORIAN POETRY new life into the scholarly investigation of Pre-Raphaelitism and aestheticism that Dick Fredeman did more to promote than anyone. Antony Harrison has rightly observed that this masterful and monumental (and monumentally expensive) edition is of a kind that is already becoming visible only in the rear-view mirror as textual scholarship and scholarly editing make use of new digital media, but it is a fitting monument to the life's work of one of the great scholars of the twentieth century as well as to one of the great artists of the Victorian period David G. Riede Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, ed. Terry L. Meyers. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2005. xxvi + 334 pp. (vol. 1), v + 487 pp. (vol. 2), v + 399 pp. (vol. 3). Hardback $475.00; £295.00. Algernon Charles Swinburne, Major Poems and Selected Prose, ed. Jerome McGann and Charles L. Sligh. New Haven and London: Yale Univ. Press, 2004. xxx + 498 pp. Paperback. $24.95; £15.00 Back in the early 1960s the late, much-respected Cecil Y. Lang laid the foundation stone for modern Swinburne studies with the six volumes of The Swinburne Letters. At a stroke this exposed the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Victorian Poetry West Virginia University Press

Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, and: Major Poems and Selected Prose (review )

Victorian Poetry, Volume 43 (2) – Jan 8, 2005

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266 / VICTORIAN POETRY new life into the scholarly investigation of Pre-Raphaelitism and aestheticism that Dick Fredeman did more to promote than anyone. Antony Harrison has rightly observed that this masterful and monumental (and monumentally expensive) edition is of a kind that is already becoming visible only in the rear-view mirror as textual scholarship and scholarly editing make use of new digital media, but it is a fitting monument to the life's work of one of the great scholars of the twentieth century as well as to one of the great artists of the Victorian period David G. Riede Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, ed. Terry L. Meyers. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2005. xxvi + 334 pp. (vol. 1), v + 487 pp. (vol. 2), v + 399 pp. (vol. 3). Hardback $475.00; £295.00. Algernon Charles Swinburne, Major Poems and Selected Prose, ed. Jerome McGann and Charles L. Sligh. New Haven and London: Yale Univ. Press, 2004. xxx + 498 pp. Paperback. $24.95; £15.00 Back in the early 1960s the late, much-respected Cecil Y. Lang laid the foundation stone for modern Swinburne studies with the six volumes of The Swinburne Letters. At a stroke this exposed the

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