"Coventry Patmore"

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (1823 - 1896), was an English poet and critic. He is best known for his poem The Angel in the House, which described an idealistic view of courtship and marriage. The term 'angel in the house' came to embody the Victorian ideal of the devoted and submissive woman. Contemporary and modern feminist writers have been unsympathetic to both the poem and the ideal.