Invictus

Selected Poems and Prose of W. E. Henley

By John Howlett

Henley's reputation rests on the popularity of one occasional lyric, 'Invictus', which has been judged unfairly as the most widely known bad poem in English. But his remarkable sequence, In Hospital, has been recognised as one of the starting points of the English poetry of the modern crisis. Readers will be indebted, therefore, to Professor Howlett's perceptive commentaries on Henley's collected verses and his inclusion of all three published versions (1875, 1887, and 1888) of the hospital poems.--Prof. Edward H. Cohen, Rollins College [Subject: Victorian Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry Studies]


Publication Date: 11/13/2017
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781845198862


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