The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

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This anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 129.5 x 195.6 x 48.3mm | 408.24g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Subsequent
  • 0192840878
  • 9780192840875
  • 1,170,249

About Alastair Fowler

Alistair Fowler was formerly Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and divides his time between the United States and Edinburgh.show more

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Reviews from previous edition: "The best thing about this stimulating and enjoyable book is the serendipity of coming across previously unknown delights."--The Economist"Fowler has cast his net widely, more widely than his predecessors, and to good effect."--London Review of Booksshow more

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