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A wonderful edition of Herbert's poetry, edited by his acclaimed biographer John Drury and including elegant new translations of his Latin verse by Victoria Moul.

George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest English poetry, recording in an astonishing variety of forms his inner experiences of grief, recovery, hope, despair, anger, fulfilment and - above all else - love. This volume, edited by John Drury, collects Herbert's complete poetry - including such classics of English devotional poetry as 'The Altar', Easter-Wings' and 'Love'. It also includes the verse Herbert wrote in Latin, newly translated into English by Victoria Moul.

George Herbert was born in 1593 and died at the age of 39 in 1633, before the clouds of civil war gathered. He showed worldly ambition and seemed sure of high public office and a career at court, but then for a time 'lost himself in a humble way', devoting himself to the restoration of a church and then to his parish of Bemerton, three miles from Salisbury. When in the year of his death his friend Nicholas Ferrar published Herbert's poems under the title The Temple, his fame was quickly established.

John Drury is Chaplain and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include The Burning Bush (1990), Painting the Word (1999), and, most recently, Music at Midnight, the culmination of a lifetime's interest in Herbert.

Victoria Moul is Lecturer in Latin Literature and Language at Kings College London. She is author of Jonson, Horace and the Classical Tradition (2010) and editor of Neo-Latin Literature (2014).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 32mm | 419.99g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141392045
  • 9780141392042
  • 289,286

About George Herbert

George Herbert (1593-1693) was a Welsh-born poet, orator and Anglican priest. Born in Montgomery to an aristocratic family, Herbert was raised primarily in England where he was educated at Westminster School and then Trinity College, Cambridge. Herbert showed promise in politics and was appointed University Orator at Cambridge and served in the parliament of King James I. In 1630 Herbert abandoned his political career and took holy orders in the Church of England.
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