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The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse Author Christopher Ricks
ISBN-10 9780199556311
Release 2008
Pages 654
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Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.



The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse Author Alastair Fowler
ISBN-10 9780199556298
Release 2008-10
Pages 831
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Alistair Fowler's celebrated 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.



The Oxford Book of Twentieth century English Verse

The Oxford Book of Twentieth century English Verse Author Philip Larkin
ISBN-10 0198121377
Release 1973
Pages 641
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The nature and scope of English poetry is illuminated in this collection of works by twentieth-century poets including Hardy, Yeats, Lawrence, Eliot, and Auden



The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse Author Roger Lonsdale
ISBN-10 9780199560721
Release 2009-03-26
Pages 870
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The Oxford Book of War Poetry

The Oxford Book of War Poetry Author Jon Stallworthy
ISBN-10 9780199554539
Release 2008
Pages 358
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There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems included in this acclaimed anthology span centuries of human conflict from David's lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they reveal a great shift in social awareness fromman's early celebratory `war-songs' to the more recent `anti-war' attitudes of poets responding to `man's inhumanity to man' - and to women and children.



The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales Author Chris Baldick
ISBN-10 0199561532
Release 2009
Pages 533
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A fresh contemporary look for the first anthology to trace the strength and diversity of Gothic fiction from its origins in the eighteenth century, with authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Angela Carter.



The New Oxford Book of English Prose

The New Oxford Book of English Prose Author John Gross
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043799215
Release 1998
Pages 1012
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Traces the development of English and American prose from the end of the Middle Ages to the present through the work of its finest writers, from Sir Thomas Malory to Salman Rushdie



The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse Author Emrys Jones
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002209893
Release 1992-10-22
Pages 769
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In the sixty years since the publication of the originalOxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse, a revolution in literary taste has taken place. We now know that Elizabethan literature contained much more than dainty pastorals and lovely sonnets, and that in fact many poetic traditions flourished within the sixteenth century. Now, Emrys Jones has brought together a definitive collection of verse which truly captures the diversity of this period. By no means have the classics of Elizabethan literature been replaced--there are ample selections from Spenser'sFaerie Queene, from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays (including Ariel's song fromThe Tempest, and from John Donne (who actually produced many poems in the sixteenth century, although he has previously been thought of only as a poet of the next century). But alongside these well-known works, Jones has placed a vast array of other significant poems--from the early part of the century (when poets such as John Skelton still harkened back to Chaucer and feudal times) to the great Elizabethan period.The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse(with its engaging and informative introduction, and its copious footnotes which gloss unfamiliar words) conveys in unparalleled style all the richness of what is arguably the greatest century of English literature.



The Oxford Book of Comic Verse

The Oxford Book of Comic Verse Author John Gross
ISBN-10 0192832077
Release 1994
Pages 512
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Gross has combed the annals of literature in English from the middle ages to the present, gathering poems that provoke laughter, elicit smiles, and even reflect on the human condition. From limericks to social satire, this volume collects works by many of the finest writers in the history of the English language, including Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, Robert Browning, and William Shakespeare.



The Oxford Book of Exploration

The Oxford Book of Exploration Author Robin Hanbury-Tenison
ISBN-10 9780192805560
Release 2005
Pages 576
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Selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison, described by the Sunday Times as the 'greatest explorer of the last twenty years', this is a comprehensive anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages, now fully revised and updated. The ultimate in travel writing, these are the words of those whochanged the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfred Thesiger, to the Americas with John Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander Von Humboldt, to Africa with Dr David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley, to the Pacific with Ferdinand Magellanand James Cook, and to the Poles with Robert Peary and Wally Herbert. Driven by a desire to discover that transcends all other considerations, the vivid writings of these extraordinary people reveal what makes them go beyond the possible and earn the right to be known as explorers.



The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry Author Joseph Bristow
ISBN-10 9781139825870
Release 2000-10-26
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This Companion to Victorian Poetry provides an introduction to many of the pressing issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. It introduces readers to a range of topics - including historicism, patriotism, prosody, and religious belief. The thirteen specially-commissioned chapters offer insights into the works of well-known figures such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and the writings of women poets - like Michael Field, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster - whose contribution to Victorian culture has in more recent years been acknowledged by modern scholars. Revealing the breadth of the Victorians' experiments with poetic form, this Companion also discloses the extent to which their writings addressed the prominent intellectual and social questions of the day. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a comprehensive guide to further reading.



The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes Author John Gross
ISBN-10 9780199543410
Release 2008
Pages 385
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An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors. The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot - a book not just for lovers ofliterature, but for anyone with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.



The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse

The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse Author Stewart Brown
ISBN-10 0199561591
Release 2009
Pages 405
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The Caribbean has produced one of the most vigorous and exciting bodies of poetry of the last one hundred year. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse is the only contemporary anthology to present the best of the English-language poetry of the region alongside selections from the poetry of both the French and Spanish Caribbean. Featuring a range of established poets from Derek Walcott to Jesus Cos Causse, Olive Senior to Aime Cesaire, as well as exciting new voices, this is a rich and challenging book.



The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories Author Michael Cox
ISBN-10 9780199556304
Release 2008
Pages 504
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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is as great as ever.



The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse

The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse Author
ISBN-10 9780141958675
Release 1998-10-19
Pages 928
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Daniel Karlin has selected poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria, (1837-1901). Giving pride of place to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the volume offers generous selections from other major poets such asArnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for several poem-sequences in their entirety. It is wonderful, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to 'represent' their period. It also includes the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.



The Oxford Book of Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Short Stories Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:1014637595
Release 1981
Pages 547
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The Oxford Book of Short Stories has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Oxford Book of Short Stories also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Oxford Book of Short Stories book for free.



The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry Author Matthew Bevis
ISBN-10 9780199576463
Release 2013-10
Pages 887
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The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry offers an authorative collection of original essays and is an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics.