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Description - The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie by Shelley King

The Collected Poems of Amelia Alderson Opie is the first annotated scholarly edition of the poetic corpus of Amelia Opie (1769-1853), a woman writer who made a significant contribution to literary culture in Britain during the Romantic and early Victorian periods. Bringing together poems from a variety of sources, including anthologies, periodicals, three volumes of poetry assembled by the author, songs, manuscripts, fictional tales, broad sheets and
separately published pamphlets, the poems included cover the entire range of Opie's long career, starting with her earliest surviving works from the 1790s and extending through her last poems in 1850. This volume,
offering a record of textual variants as well as contextual annotations drawn from Opie's voluminous extant correspondence among other sources, extends our understanding of both women's writing and Romanticism by presenting the collected body of poetical work, ranging from the public and political to the private and whimsical, written by a woman professionally engaged in the production of literary works for more than half a century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199218905
ISBN-10: 0199218900
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 146mm x 63mm)
Pages: 718
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Shelley King

Shelley King received is Associate Professor of English at Queen's University, Canada, where she teaches courses in Romantic and Victorian British Literature and in the History of Children's Literature. In addition to co-editing (with John B. Pierce) Opie's Adeline Mowbray (1999) and The Father and Daughter (2003), she has published articles on Opie's poetry in journals including Eighteenth-Century Studies and Romanticism on the Net. She has also published on contemporary author Phillip Pullman in Children's Literature and is currently completing a monograph on his work. John B. Pierce is Professor of English at Queen's University, Canada. He teaches courses in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Romanticism. Before embarking on the study of Opie and Romantic Women Writers, he specialized in the works of William Blake, publishing two monographs-The Wondrous Art: William Blake and Writing (2003) and Flexible Design: Revisionary Poetics in Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas (1998)-as well as articles on Blake, Shelley, and Richardson.

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