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George Meredith was born in Portsmouth, England, on February 12, 1828. A poet, essayist, and novelist, his collection of fifty sixteen-line poems about the failure of a marriage, Modern Love (1862), is sometimes referred to as a "Meredithian sonnet cycle." Among his many other collections of poetry and prose, he is known for his witty and popular work, The Egoist: A Comedy in Narrative (1879), which was published in three volumes. He died on May 18, 1909, in Box Hill Surrey, England.
Born at Stratford, Essex, England, on July 28, 1844, Gerard Manley Hopkins
Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet and critic, was born on April 5, 1837, in London.
Renowned Victorian author Lewis Carroll is known for his comic fantasies and humorous, childlike...
Born in 1809, Alfred Lord Tennyson is one of the most well-loved Victorian poets.
Robert Seymour Bridges was born on October 23, 1844, in Walmer, Kent, England. He enrolled in...