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Six Centuries of Great Poetry

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Uniquely comprehensive...highly readable...the definitive collection of classic lyric poetry.

From Shakespeare's wise music to Marvell's profundity and wit...from the Romantics' passionate view of man and woman and nature to twentieth-centur poets' confused searching, this outstanding one-volume collection brings us the profound, soul-nourishing experience of great poetry.

Brilliantly selected and arranged by renowned literary masters Robert Penn Warren and Albert Erskine, the poems here reflect the genius of six centuries of poets.  It is the finest anthology of lyric poetry ever published.

"Truth" by Geoffrey Chaucer

"Ophelia's Song" by William Shakespeare

"The Canonization" by John Donne

"To Heaven" by Ben Jonson

"Ode on Solitude" by Alexander Pope

"The Tyger" by William Blake

"The Solitary Reaper" by William Wordsworth

"Ode to a Nightingale" by John Keats

"God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Sailing to Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats

and more than ninety additional classic poems.

Synopsis:

From the Romantics' passionate view of nature to the Twentieth Century poets' soulful searching, this stunning collection of highly readable, classic British verse reflects the genius of six centuries of poets--from Chaucer to Yeats. Contains an introduction by Albert Erskine and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440213833
Editor:
Erskine, Albert
Author:
Erskine, Albert
Author:
Warren, Robert Penn
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
224
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
6.78x4.28x1.38 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the Romantics' passionate view of nature to the Twentieth Century poets' soulful searching, this stunning collection of highly readable, classic British verse reflects the genius of six centuries of poets--from Chaucer to Yeats. Contains an introduction by Albert Erskine and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren.
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