The “Angel in the House” is a narrative poem by Coventry Patmore. It was first published in and was expanded up to Although its publishing was. The phrase “Angel in the House” comes from the title of an immensely popular poem by Coventry Patmore, in which he holds his angel-wife up as a model for all. Angel in the House has 41 ratings and 9 reviews. Deborah said: Well, why not just take one quick look?The foolish reader asks herself,And plucks anot.
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Angel in The House by Coventry Patmore, Summary and Analysis
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 18, Deborah Markus rated it did not like it Shelves: Annoying, and a bit singsong. Why do I read this sexist goy As soon as I conclude Twilight?
That’s why I read this sexis “Well, why not just take one quick look? That’s why I read this sexist guy, Although he is a total jerk. I think that you are full of poop.
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He can’t say what we’re like, Covetry sure — For heaven’s sake, he has a dick. Your thoughts on women frankly stink More than a mar’thon runner’s feet. Plus now you know what the book sounds like without all the trouble of reading it. View all 10 comments. Apr 23, Margaret rated it did not like it. Oct 14, J. Alfred rated it liked it. Uh– what does one say?
Angel in the House
CS Lewis liked this work. It’s a pretty smarmy and arrogant unerringly male-centered treatise on domestic love which yet gets close to profound and charming at points if one is willing to allow for smarminess and arrogance. It’s probably best read as a historical kind of document. The poetry pages of at times clunky long-meter style ballad stanza certainly won’t strike anyone as worthy of writing home about. I’m not sure what is more tragic: Either way, I am beyond grateful for the modern period that blessed us all with the brilliant mind of Virginia Woolf to fight off the spectre of Victorian respectability and kill the Angel in the House.
Sep 25, Brooke rated it it was amazing.
Victorian Crime Analysis : Angel in the House – Coventry Patmore
Classic early Victorian work, prior to suffrage and socialist movements. Oct 27, Sasurappu rated it did not like it Shelves: Plodding and twee, and that’s before getting to the actual content of the poem. It reads like a parody of a bad Victorian love poem, but alas, it’s the real deal. First published inCoventry Patmore’s narrative poem, The Angel in the House, hit a Victorian nerve and the woman he described became, as supermodels in fashion magazines are for some of us today, the ideal woman, the woman men wanted for their own.
The Angel was based on Patmore’s wife, Emily, who apparently was a very smart and possibly manipulative woman. She had him convinced she lived only for him and was almost abjectly self-sacrificing.
Many Victorians, men especially, found this fig First published inCoventry Patmore’s narrative poem, The Angel in the House, hit a Victorian nerve and the woman he described became, as supermodels in fashion magazines are for some of us today, the ideal woman, the woman men wanted for their own. Many Victorians, men especially, found this figure of the beautiful, serene, chaste wife irresistible. Popular as The Angel was in the late 19th century, by the turn of the 20th century this ideal woman was no longer in favor with the literary world.
She was immensely charming. She was utterly unselfish. She excelled in the difficult arts of family life.
Angel in The House by Coventry Patmore – Summary and Analysis
If there was a chicken, she took the leg; if there was a draught she sat in it Above all, she was pure. Another member of the group knows the poem well and likes it very much, but nonetheless I didn’t expect much. So I was surprised at how appealing the narrator is, how much I liked his chosen Angel, and how effective anggel poem was in making its point that a 19th century woman could be terrifically appealing by being passive.
And of course, knowingly or not, passive-aggressive.
There is even some humor in Patmore’s work. And since it is in the Tennyson manner, it’s easy to read, the ptamore and rhythm making it much more approachable than modern poetry. It tells the story of the narrator re-visiting an old friend and falling in love with one of the man’s daughters.
He courts her and wins her and marries her and lives happily ever after. I actually toyed with giving it four stars, for its combination of enjoyable reading and importance to literary history. Embarrassingly backwards in some of its assumptions, yes, but Patmore’s vision of love is nevertheless worth experiencing for what he does get right. More than passable verse, with only a forgivable metrical misstep here and there.
This piece is demonized today by those who haven’t read it, but who really cares about that sort of critic? Nov 14, Lucy rated it did not like it.
What do I think, asks the Goodreads review page. I think Patmore was a self-deluding creep, that’s what, and not a very good poet either.
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Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore Poet, critic, essayist. A convert to Catholicism, his faith played a large role in much of his poetry.
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