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Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

George Meredith, Criscillia Benford, and Rebecca Mitchell


Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside occupies a distinctive and somewhat notorious place within George Meredith's already unique body of work. It is now best known for the emotionally intense sonnet cycle, which Meredith's own contemporaries dismissed as scandalously confessional and indiscreet. While individual sonnets from the work have been anthologized, the complete cycle is rarely included, and the original edition has not been reprinted since its first appearance in 1862. This edition restores the original publication and supplements it with a range of accompanying materials tha ... More

Keywords: George Meredith, Modern Love, sonnet cycle, sonnets, collection of poetry, emotionally intense

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300173178
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300173178.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Meredith, author

Criscillia Benford, editor

Rebecca Mitchell, editor