Arnold's `The Scholar-Gipsy': The use and abuse of history

Grob, Alan
June 1996
Victorian Poetry;Summer96, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p149
Poetry Review
Argues that Matthew Arnold's poem `The Scholar-Gipsy' carries little optimism and belongs to Arnold's poetry of negation. Background information on the spirit of the era during which the poem was born; Principle reason for the poet's interest in a tale from Glanvill; Uncharacteristic resemblance to the poems of Keats.


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