This critical edition of the poems of Anna Seward (1742-1809) re-establishes one of the most popular and prolific poets of the early Romantic period. Her work influenced Charllotte Smith and Mary Robinson and later both Wordsworth and Coleridge.
Her reputation was so high that Sir Walter Scott edited the posthumous edition of her poems in 1810. Unlike Scott's, this edition reproduces the poems as they were first published in periodicals and collections during Seward's lifetime, allowing scholars to experience them as eighteenth century readers did. It also includes mire than 200 poems that were excluded from the Scott edition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part |48 pages
Poems Published First in Periodicals
part |3 pages
Poems Published Elsewhere
part |260 pages
Poems Published First in Walter Scott’s Edition of The Poetical Works of Anna Seward; With Extracts from Her Literary Correspondence (Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Co., 1810)