About Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne was a great english popular poet and writer. He wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909. His poetic works include: Atalanta in Calydon (1865), Poems and Ballads (1866), Songs before Sunrise (1871), Poems and Ballads Second Series, (1878) Tristram of Lyonesse (1882), Poems and Ballads Third Series (1889), and the novel Lesbia Brandon (published posthumously in 1952). His poetic works include Atalanta in Calydon and Poems and Ballads. This last book caused a sensation when it was first published, especially the poems written in homage of Sappho of Lesbos such as "Anactoria" and "Sapphics". Other poems in this volume such as "The Leper," "Laus Veneris," and "St Dorothy" evoke a Victorian fascination with the Middle Ages, and are explicitly mediaeval in style, tone and construction. H. P. Lovecraft considered that Swinburne was the only real poet in either England or America after the death of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. Here are listed his best poems extracted from his complete works anthology.
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