The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

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No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. The familiar tradition is fully represented by selections from such poets as Pope, Swift, Tomson, Gray, Smart, Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns, and Blake. In addition, the anthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society. Although they have never figured in conventional literary history, they wrote humorous, idiosyncratic, and graphic verse about their personal experience and the world around them, in a way that should challenge received ideas about the periods restraints and inhibitions. This book is intended for general readers; students of 18th century English literature; collectors of `Oxford Books of'.show more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 116.8 x 190.5 x 48.3mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192820540
  • 9780192820549

About Roger Lonsdale

About the Editor Roger Lonsdale is Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, Oxford University. He is also the author of Dr. Charles Burney and The Poems of Gray, Collins and Goldsmith.show more

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