Synopses & Reviews
Encompassing a broad range of subjects, styles, and moods, English poetry of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is generally classified under the term "Romantic," suggesting an emphasis on imagination and individual experience, as well as a preoccupation with such theme as nature, death, and the supernatural.
This volume contains a rich selection of poems by England's six greatest poets: William Blake (24 poems, including "The Tyger" and "Auguries of Innocence"), William Wordsworth (27 poems, including "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" and "I wandered lonely as a cloud"), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems, including "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan"), Lord Byron (16 poems, including "The Prisoner of Chillon" and selections from Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems, including "Ode to the West Wind" and "Adonis"), John Keats (22 poems, including all the great odes, "Isabella," and "The Eve of St. Agnes").
For this edition, Stanley Appelbaum has provided a concise Introduction to the Romantic period and brief commentaries on the poets represented. The result is a carefully selected anthology that will be welcomed by lovers of poetry, students, and teachers alike.
Features 123 poems by six great poets: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Rich selection of 123 poems by 6 great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.
Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.
This volume contains a rich selection of poems by England's six great Romantic poets: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Encompassing a broad range of subjects, styles, and moods, the emphasis of these late 18th and early 19th century poets is imagination and individual experience, as well as a preoccupation with such themes as nature, death, and the supernatural.
Features 123 poems by 6 great poets: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats. Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets.
About the Author
Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.
Table of Contents
From Songs of Innocence
The Little Black Boy
From Songs of Experience
The Clod and the Pebble
The Chimney Sweeper
The Sick Rose
The Garden of Love
A Poison Tree
From Poetical Sketches
"Song: "How sweet I roam'd from field to field"
From Songs and Ballads
"I saw a chapel all of gold"
"Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau"
Auguries of Innocence
The Book of Thel
From The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Proverbs of Hell
From America a Prophecy
"And did those feet in ancient time"
We Are Seven
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
"Strange fits of passion have I known"
"She dwelt among the untrodden ways"
"I travelled among unknown men"
"A slumber did my spirit seal"
"My heart leaps up when I behold"
Resolution and Independence
"Composed upon Westminister Bridge, Sept. 3 1802"
On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic
To Toussaint L'Ouverture
"In London, September 1802"
The Solitary Reaper
"She was a Phantom of delight" "
"I wandered lonely as a cloud"
Ode to Duty
From The Prelude (1799-1805)
"From Book I: "Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows"
"From Book XI: " O pleasant exercise of hope and joy!"
Character of the Happy Warrior
"The world is too much with us; late and soon"
Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
"Scorn not the sonnet"
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797-98, revised later; marginal glosses added 1815-16)"
On a Ruined House in a Romantic Country
"The Conclusion to Part II"
Frost at Midnight
France: An Ode
Dejection: An Ode
The Pains of Sleep
"George Gordon, Lord Byron"
"When we two parted"
The Girls of Cadiz
From Hebrew Melodies
"She walks in beauty"
The Destruction of Sennacherib
"Stanzas for Music: "There be none of Beauty's daughters"
The Prisoner of Chillon
Stanzas to Augusta
"So we'll go no more a roving"
From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
"Adieu, adieu! my native shore" (I, between xiii and xiv)"
"III, xxi-xxviii [Waterloo]"
"IV, clxxvii-clxxiv [Ocean]"
From don Juan
"The isles of Greece" (III, between lxxxvi and lxxxvii)"
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
"Stanzas Written in Dejection, Near Naples"
"Sonnet: "Lift not the painted veil . . ."
Song to the Men of England
Sonnet: England in 1819
Ode to the West Wind
The Indian Serenade
To a Skylark
The Waning Moon
To the Moon
"To --: "Music, when soft voices die"
"Song: "Rarely, rarely, comest thou"
Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
Hellas: A Lyrical Drama [Excerpt: Final Chorus]
"Lines: "When the lamp is shattered"
To Jane: The Invitation
To Jane: The Recollection
"With a Guitar, to Jane"
"Sonnet: "To one who has been long in city pent"
Sonnet: On first looking into Chapman's Homer
"Sonnet: "Happy is England! . . ."
"From Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems"
"Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil. A Story from Boccaccio"
The Eve of St. Agnes
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Ode to Psyche
Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
Ode on Melancholy
"From Life, Letters and Literary Remains of John Keats"
La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad
Ode on Indolence
Sonnet: On the Sea
"Sonnet: "When I have fears ..."
Sonnet: To Homer
Sonnet: To Sleep
"Sonnet: "Why did I laugh to-night? ..."
"Sonnet: "Bright star, ..."
Sonnet: On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
To J. H. Reynolds Esq.
From Other Posthumous and Fugitive Pieces
Sonnet: To Mrs. Reynold's Cat
Alphabetical List of Titles and First Lines