Matthew Arnold’s Preface to Poems (1853)

November 5, 2008 at 12:52 pm (Aestheticism) ()

I’ve been asked whether the text of this famous preface is available online. Probably the best bet is Google books: here for example (under the slightly odd title ‘Poetry and the Classics’; but it is the 1853 Preface), or here. It’s also the first essay in this Project Gutenburg edition; scroll down a little. [AR]


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