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The Classic Hundred Poems: All-Time Favorites

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Imagine if Billboard compiled a list of the top 100 poems, chosen not by critics or professors but by the people themselves. That's the concept behind The Classic Hundred, and it works brilliantly. William Harmon found the 100 most anthologized poems in English, based on the ninth edition of The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry--the most objective measurement of greatness available, representing consensus among the editors of some 400 anthologies. Then he put them in order and prefaced each one with concise, erudite, often humorous commentary. The range of poets, subjects, and forms--from Shakespeare to Frost, from love and death to crime and punishment, from sonnets to odes--makes this an entertaining, enlightening, and indispensable aural guide to the finest verse in the English language.

About the Author

WILLIAM HARMON is James Gordon Hanes Professor of the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of five books of poetry and editor of A Handbook to Literature. His most recent poetry has appeared in Blink and Light.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781598875782
Author:
Harmon, William
Publisher:
Highbridge Company
Other:
Quinn, Alice
Author:
Ensemble Cast
Author:
Various
Author:
Cast, Ensemble
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry-English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
POETRY / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Edition Description:
Unabridged selections; 6 hours on 5 CDs
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.98x5.09x.70 in. .33 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » United Kingdom » Poetry
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » Anthologies

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