Linton- Life in the Collections
John Lucas ed.:
39) Literature and Politics in the Nineteenth Century. Essays.
This series of essays explores the political implitations of noted Victorian writers such as Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy and William Morris, as well as of some lesser known poets including Matthew Arnold and Arthur Clough. It thus prepared the ground for more specialised studies in this field which followed in the nineties, such as Isobel Armstrong’s Victorian Poetry. Although John Lucas, a scholar of Victorian literature with much taste for hierarchy, had excluded Chartist poetry for not being “important political literature,”“ the collection is of interest also in terms of Linton as it includes some notable members of his literary environment including Richard Hengist Horne and Ebenezer Jones.