New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-century Verse

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.show more

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 122.9 x 200.7 x 49mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 019280491X
  • 9780192804914

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"A major event, the fruit of years of reading.... Enthralling: it enforces a reappraisal of what eighteenth-century poetry is."show more

About Roger Lonsdale

Roger Lonsdale is Professor of English at Oxford University, and Fellow of Balliol College. He is the editorr of Eighteenth-century Women Poets (1989), and The Penguin History of Literature: Dryden to Johnson (1993).show more

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