Pennsylvania College of  Technology Dr. Ed Vavra, 
Assoc. Prof. of Rhetoric

Bibliographies Section

Arnold, Matthew 
[Detailed version]

Works by Arnold

Matthew Arnold's Essays in Criticism, First and Second Series. London: Dent (Everyman's Library), 1964 [PR 4022.E3]

"Introduction" (by G.K. Chesterton)
"He [Arnold] did not appreciate the force (nor perhaps the humour) of St. Francis of Assisi when he called his own body 'my brother the donkey'." (viii)

Works about Arnold

James, D. G. Matthew Arnold and the Decline of English Romanticism. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1961. [S= Miles, J. Style, 185]

Johnson, W. S. The Voices of Matthew Arnold: An Essay in Criticism. New Haven: Yale UP, 1961.  [S= Miles, J. Style, 186]

Roberts, Ruth [?]. Arnold and God. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1983. [R, N7]

Roper, Alan. Arnold's Poetic Landscapes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1969. [R, N7]

"in Arnold's poetry the landscape is usually more fully accommodated to the emotion than to the thought." (155)
Shafer, Robert. "Matthew Arnold." in Christianity and Naturalism: Essays in Criticism. Second Series. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1926. 156-197. [R, N7]

Stange, G. Robert. Matthew Arnold: The Poet as Humanist. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1967. [ PR 4024 .S78 ; R, N7]

"Arnoldian melancholy is an awareness of the conditions of existence, a sense of the unfathomable inner gulf of being, which is not black or empty, but filled with tantalizingly sweet sounds, faint memories, hints of possibilities." (174)