• Swinburne, Algernon

    Algernon Swinburne (1837-1909) was born in London and spent most of his childhood on the Isle of Wight. He was involved with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, after meeting Dante Gabriel Rosetti at Oxford University. A radical character, he was a poet, playwright, novelist and critic, who invented the poetic ‘roundel’ form. His books include three series of Poems and Ballads and Atalanta in Calydon (1865).

    Featured Pamphlets

"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..."Erica Wagner
The Times

Follow us

  • 0115 967 4455