Biography of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in July of 1884 and was to posthumously become one of the most renowned Victorian poets. Hopkins was raised in a devout Protestant household, and his creativity and education were nurtured by his immediate and extended family alike. Hopkins' seven siblings received the same treatment, several of them becoming influential artists and scholars themselves.


Study Guides on Works by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Felix Randal is a poem written by British poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and was first published posthumously in 1918.

The poem is partly inspired by Hopkin’s own experience as a Jesuit priest. In the poem, a priest (thought to be Hopkins himself) is...

“Pied Beauty” was written by the English poet Gerard Manley Hopkins in 1877, but was not published until 1918 as a part of the collection Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. This poem is one of Hopkins’ curtailed or shortened sonnets; he invented the...