The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry: Spenser to Crabbe v.1

The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry: Spenser to Crabbe v.1

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This two-volume anthology celebrates four centuries of English poetry, from the Elizabethan era to the present day. This, the first of the two volumes, includes Spenser, Sydney, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, and many others, together with a generous selection from less well-known writers. The richness and variety of this tradition are represented in this collection by all the great and familiar names, but also some of the less well-known poets who have often provided startling exceptions to the poetry of their age. The result is a rich and multi-coloured tapestry of the depth, diversity, and energy of poetry written in Britain and Ireland.show more

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  • Paperback | 684 pages
  • 121.9 x 193 x 40.6mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192804219
  • 9780192804211

Table of contents

Introduction; THE RUINES OF TIME, EPITHALAMION, PROTHALAMION, FROM THE FAERIE QUEEN, THE PAGEANT OF THE SEASON AND THE MONTHS; AS YOU CAME FROM THE HOLY LAND, VERSES MADE BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH THE NIGHT BEFORE HE WAS BEHEADED; PAN'S SONG, CUPID AND CAMPASPE; SONNETS FROM 'ASTROPHEL AND STELLA', SONGS FROM 'ASTROPHEL AND STELLA', SPLENDIDIS LONGRUM VALEDICO NUGIS, THE BARGAIN, DIRGE, PHILOMELA, THE HIGHWAY, EPITHALAMIUM; CHORUS OF PRIESTS; ROSALYNDE'S DESCRIPTION, ROSALYNDE'S MADRIGAL, PLUCK THE FRUIT AND TASTE THE PLEASURE; A FAREWELL TO ARMS; SEPESTIA'S SONG TO HER CHILD; FROM OVID'S BANQUET; THE BURNING BABE; THE LIFE; ETCshow more

About John Wain

John Wain, 1925-94, was an English novelist and critic. He served as professor of poetry at Oxford (1973-8) and wrote or edited more than seventy books. His works include the novels A Winter in the Hills (1970) and The Pardoner's Tale (1978); Letters to Five Artists (1969), poems; and critical studies of Arnold Bennett (1967) and Samuel Johnson (1975).show more

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