Poet as Botanist by Professor M. M. Mahood
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Poet as Botanist
By Professor M. M. Mahood

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Poet as Botanist by Professor M. M. Mahood

Book Awards

  • Winner of Rose Mary Crawshay Prize 2009.

Book Description

For centuries, poets have been ensnared - as one of their number, Andrew Marvell put it - by the beauty of flowers. Then, from the middle of the eighteenth century onward, that enjoyment was enriched by a surge of popular interest in botany. Besides exploring the relationship between poetic and scientific responses to the green world within the context of humanity's changing concepts of its own place in the ecosphere, Molly Mahood considers the part that flowering plants played in the daily lives and therefore in the literary work of a number of writers who could all be called poet-botanists: Erasmus Darwin, George Crabbe, John Clare, John Ruskin and D. H. Lawrence. A concluding chapter looks closely at the meanings, old or new, that plants retained or obtained in the violent twentieth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521862363
ISBN-10: 0521862361
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Professor M. M. Mahood

Poet as Botanist by Professor M. M. Mahood Poet as Botanist, Paperback (March 2011)

This book examines plants and botany in the writing of D. H. Lawrence and John Clare, among others.

Merchant of Venice by Professor M. M. Mahood Merchant of Venice, Paperback (May 2003)

For this updated edition Charles Edelman has added a substantial section to the Introduction.

Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare by Professor M. M. Mahood Playing Bit Parts in Shakespeare, Paperback (June 1998)

A unique survey of the small supporting roles, such as foils, feeds, attendants and messengers, that feature in Shakespeare's plays, exploring the various functions of these roles. Includes a new appendix, 'Who Says What?' and a character index.

Four Comedies by Professor M. M. Mahood Four Comedies, Paperback (October 1994)

Shakespearean comedy has as much to do with the structure and movement of the drama as with the wit of its dialogue or the humour of its characters. This title contains four comedies wherein there is a near-tragic crisis at which disaster or happiness may ensue.

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Author Biography - Professor M. M. Mahood

Molly Mahood is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

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