The Highwayman

The Highwayman

  • Paperback
By (author) Alfred Noyes , Illustrated by C. Keeping

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Alfred Noyes' award-winning poem The Highwayman is here illustrated with ethereal drawings by Charles Keeping. This timeless classic tells the story of the tragic deaths of the Highwayman and his love, and their ghostly reunion.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 220 x 290 x 4mm | 170g
  • 01 Mar 1984
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019272133X
  • 9780192721334

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A handsome edition of the stirring narrative poem in which the landlord's black-eyed daughter saves her returning lover by warning him ("with her death") of an ambush. Waldman's stylized paintings - which combine occasional detailed passages that focus attention with exquisitely tinted silhouettes - enhance the drama without intruding on the reader's response to this quintessentially romantic drama. An interesting contrast to Mikolaycak's quieter yet more intense 1983 rendition, with its more skillful draftsmanship and design and greater psychological depth. (Kirkus Reviews)

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