The Unknown Eros by Coventry Patmore Online

The Unknown Eros
Title : The Unknown Eros
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ISBN : 9781406558760
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 116

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896) was an English poet and critic. He is one of the best-regarded Victorian poets. In 1854 appeared the first part of his best known poem, The Angel in the House, which was continued in The Espousals (1856), Faithful for Ever (1860), and The Victories of Love (1862). In 1862 he lost his wife, after a long and lingering illness, andCoventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823-1896) was an English poet and critic. He is one of the best-regarded Victorian poets. In 1854 appeared the first part of his best known poem, The Angel in the House, which was continued in The Espousals (1856), Faithful for Ever (1860), and The Victories of Love (1862). In 1862 he lost his wife, after a long and lingering illness, and shortly afterwards joined the Roman Catholic church. In 1865 he married again, and a year later purchased an estate in East Grinstead, the history of which he wrote in How I Managed My Estate (1886). In 1877 appeared The Unknown Eros, which unquestionably contains his finest work in poetry, and in the following year Amelia, his own favourite among his poems, together with an interesting essay on English Metrical Law. This departure into criticism continued in 1879 with a volume of papers entitled Principle in Art, and again in 1893 with Religio Poetae. His second wife died in 1880, and in the next year he remarried. In later years he lived at Lymington, where he died.


The Unknown Eros Reviews

  • Paul Francis

    Quite an unknown text today although I imagine it was popular in it's time. I came across a few lines in a magazine years ago that read as follows (accompanied by a winter scene):I, singularly moved To love the lovely that are not beloved, Of all the Seasons, most Love WinterThe lines have been in the back of my mind ever since. They're taken from the poem 'Winter' which is worth the purchase price of this book alone. It's up there with Keats 'Autumn' and I was dismayed to see that Everyman's Li [...]