The two sides of Matthew Arnold's literary achievement--the celebrated verse and prose --are brought together in this single volume. Arnold's major poems, "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse," the love poems in the "Switzerland" and "Faded Leaves" sequences, several narrative poems, and his major elegies are found in part one of this volume. The prose selections in part two, arranged in chronological order of composition, span Arnold's entire writing career, beginning with several lively letters from his early correspondence with Arthur Hugh Clough, to his very last essay, "Civilization in the United States." Throughout both the poetry and prose is heard the unmistakable voice of a man whom E.M. Forster aptly described as "a great poet, a civilized citizen, and a prophet."Allott, Miriam is the author of 'Matthew Arnold', published 1986 under ISBN 9780192541871 and ISBN 0192541870.