English Romantic Poetry

English Romantic Poetry : An Anthology

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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.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132.08 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486292827
  • 9780486292823
  • 27,982

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
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About Stanley Appelbaum

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.
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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.show more
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