Mary Robinson

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The English actress, poet and society beauty of the late eighteenth century, Mary Robinson was known as “the English Sappho” and earned her nickname “Perdita” for her celebrated role as the heroine of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’. Robinson’s work has in more recent times received critical attention, recognising her importance in the development of Romanticism. In her day, she was acknowledged as a leading poet and her verses demonstrate wit, charm, theatricality and emotional resonance. A poet of sensibility, as well as of popular culture, Robinson wrote poems that chronicle the major events of her time, employing aesthetic innovations. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Robinson’s collected poetical works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Robinson’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Robinson’s life and poetry
* Many rare poems appearing in digital print for the first time, including ‘Captivity’, the poem Robinson wrote after her experiences in a debtors’ prison
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Robinson’s protofeminist essay ‘A Letter to the Women of England’
* Features the poet’s memoir – discover Robinson’s intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Life and Poetry of Mary Robinson
Brief Introduction: Mary Robinson by John Joseph Knight
Poems, 1775
Captivity: A Poem; and, Celadon and Lydia: A Tale
Poems, 1791
Sight, the Cavern of Woe, and Solitude
Monody to the Memory of the Late Queen of France
Sappho and Phaon
Lyrical Tales
The Wild Wreath

The Poems
List of Poems in Chronological Order
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Non-Fiction
A Letter to the Women of England, on the Injustice of Mental Subordination

The Memoir
Mrs. Mary Robinson, Written by Herself