English Romantic Poetry: An AnthologyPaperback Dover Thrift Editions
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- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 132mm x 213mm x 15mm | 136g
- Publication date: 24 March 1997
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486292827
- ISBN 13: 9780486292823
- Sales rank: 21,811
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. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Ozymandias" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."
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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.
By Una Smedley 14 Apr 2013
Pardon the pun but I adore Wordsworth and Byron and this is a delightful collection of both of their works and more.
Anthologies often have a habit of featuring one or two stars and being padded out by ho hum. This is certainly not the case here. With Coleridge, Shelley and Keats as bedfellows, it's a hit.
This isn't a new edition, in fact it's a rather old tome, first out in 97 but I'd worn the pages out and recently repurchased a new copy which I am happily wearing thin already.
As anthologies go, particularly on the topic of love and romance, I'd say it's a staple read and well worth rediscovering if you too remember it of old.
Table of contents
William Blake From Songs of Innocence Introduction Holy Thursday Nurse's Song The Little Black Boy The Lamb From Songs of Experience Introduction Earth's Answer The Clod and the Pebble The Chimney Sweeper The Sick Rose The Tyger Ah! Sun-Flower The Garden of Love London 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" The Smile Auguries of Innocence The Book of Thel From The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Proverbs of Hell From America a Prophecy Preludium From Milton "And did those feet in ancient time"William Wordsworth We Are Seven Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey Nutting "Strange fits of passion have I known" "She dwelt among the untrodden ways" "I travelled among unknown men" "A slumber did my spirit seal" Lucy Gray "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" "London, 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 Mutability "Scorn not the sonnet" Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James HoggSamuel Taylor Coleridge This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison The Dungeon "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1797-98, revised later; marginal glosses added 1815-16)" On a Ruined House in a Romantic Country Christabel Part I Part II "The Conclusion to Part II" Frost at Midnight France: An Ode Kubla Khan 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 Darkness 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 "I, cc-ccii" "The isles of Greece" (III, between lxxxvi and lxxxvii)" "Xl, lvii-lx" On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth YearPercy Bysshe Shelley Hymn to Intellectual Beauty Ozymandias "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 Love's Philosophy The Cloud To a Skylark Arethusa The Waning Moon To the Moon To Night "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" A DirgeJohn Keats From Poems "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 To Autumn 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 CatAlphabetical List of Titles and First Lines