Coventry Patmore's poem, The Angel in the House

Description

Coventry Patmore's popular, long narrative poem The Angel in the House was published in parts between 1854 and 1862. Inspired by his wife, Emily, the poem charts their traditional courtship and marriage. Today, it is known for the way in which it idealised women as devoted, docile wives and mothers; paragons of domesticity, virtue and humility.

Full title:
The Angel in the House
Published:
1858, London
Format:
Book
Creator:
Coventry Patmore
Usage terms
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
11650.c.3.

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