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God’s Grandeur

Gerard Manley Hopkins was an English Roman Catholic priest who lived from 1844 to 1889.  He expressed his love of nature by writing numerous beautiful poems.  One of these, “God’s Grandeur,” is a sonnet that describes God’s wonderful creation of the natural world despite man’s attempt to smudge such glory with human works.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • God’s Grandeur  (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley  (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR1109 .E63 2006
  •  PR4803 .H44

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold  (Ed.).  Gerard Manley Hopkins.  1986.

                      Call Number:  PR4803 .H44 Z6434 1986    *(See page 129.)

  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley.  The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins.  1967.  

                     Call Number:  PR4803 .H44 A17 1967    *(See pages xxxv-xxxvi, 66.)

  • Ravitch, Diane and Michael (Ed.).  The English Reader.  2006.

                      Call Number:  PR1109 .E63 2006    *(See pages 348-349.)

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Poetry (4th Ed.): British, Irish, and Commonwealth Poets. Call Number:  REF PN1021 .C7 2011  v.6

o Volume 2, page 673

  • Masterplots II (Revised Ed.): Poetry Series. Call Number:  REF PN1110.5 .M37 2002

o Volume 3, pages 1553-1555

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN761 .N5

o Volume 17, pages 191-192, 212, 218-219, 229, 243-244

  • World Poets.Call Number:  REF PN1021 .W67 2000

o Volume 2, pages 4-6

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  • Literature Resources from Gale
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This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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