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Famous Poems from Bygone Days (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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Publisher Comments:

Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobodys Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.

Synopsis:

A rich volume including "Memory," "The Stirrup-Cup," "The Fool's Prayer," and works by Robert Service, Thomas Hood, many more.

Synopsis:

Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell.

About the Author

Martin Gardner was a renowned author who published over 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. He also had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles. Well known for his mathematical games column in Scientific American and his "Trick of the Month" in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner attracted a loyal following with his intelligence, wit, and imagination.

Martin Gardner: A Remembrance

The worldwide mathematical community was saddened by the death of Martin Gardner on May 22, 2010. Martin was 95 years old when he died, and had written 70 or 80 books during his long lifetime as an author. Martin's first Dover books were published in 1956 and 1957: Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, one of the first popular books on the intellectual excitement of mathematics to reach a wide audience, and Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, certainly one of the first popular books to cast a devastatingly skeptical eye on the claims of pseudoscience and the many guises in which the modern world has given rise to it. Both of these pioneering books are still in print with Dover today along with more than a dozen other titles of Martin's books. They run the gamut from his elementary Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing, which has been enjoyed by generations of younger readers since the 1980s, to the more demanding The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings, which Dover published in its final revised form in 2005.

To those of us who have been associated with Dover for a long time, however, Martin was more than an author, albeit a remarkably popular and successful one. As a member of the small group of long-time advisors and consultants, which included NYU's Morris Kline in mathematics, Harvard's I. Bernard Cohen in the history of science, and MIT's J. P. Den Hartog in engineering, Martin's advice and editorial suggestions in the formative 1950s helped to define the Dover publishing program and give it the point of view which — despite many changes, new directions, and the consequences of evolution — continues to be operative today.

In the Author's Own Words:

"Politicians, real-estate agents, used-car salesmen, and advertising copy-writers are expected to stretch facts in self-serving directions, but scientists who falsify their results are regarded by their peers as committing an inexcusable crime. Yet the sad fact is that the history of science swarms with cases of outright fakery and instances of scientists who unconsciously distorted their work by seeing it through lenses of passionately held beliefs."

"A surprising proportion of mathematicians are accomplished musicians. Is it because music and mathematics share patterns that are beautiful?" — Martin Gardner

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486286235
Editor:
Gardner, Martin
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Editor:
Gardner, Martin
Author:
Gardner, Martin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
American poetry (collections)
Subject:
English poetry
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Literature & Drama
Series Volume:
104
Publication Date:
19950901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.51 lb

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Famous Poems from Bygone Days (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)
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Product details 208 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486286235 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A rich volume including "Memory," "The Stirrup-Cup," "The Fool's Prayer," and works by Robert Service, Thomas Hood, many more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell.
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