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- Copyright Group 2015; US$ 6.99
One of the greatest of English poets, Edmund Spenser was born in East Smithfield, London, in 1552. He was educated in London at the Merchant Taylors' School and later at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1579, he published The Shepheardes Calender, his first major work. Edmund journeyed to Ireland in July 1580, in the service of the newly appointed... more...
- Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 0.99
A masterpiece of Old English literature, the alliterative epic poem ?Beowulf? was written between the 8th and 11th century and narrates the eponymous hero?s battles against the monster Grendel, Grendel?s avenging mother and finally a terrifying dragon that threatens Beowulf?s homeland. Blending myth with history, ?Beowulf? celebrates the endurance... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78
George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century 'metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58
Horace (65-8 bc) was one of the greatest poets of the Golden or Augustan age of Latin literature, a master of precision and irony who brilliantly transformed early Greek iambic and lyric poetry into sophisticated Latin verse of outstanding beauty. Offering allusive and exquisitely crafted insights into the brief joys of the present and the uncertain... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 27.18
In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work which defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and which he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful 'Song of Myself' and 'I Sing the Body... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 31.98
Graves described poetry as his ruling passion, and for him love was 'the main theme and origin of true poems'. He created a rich mythology where love, fear, fantasy and the supernatural play an essential role. Intimate yet universal, passionate yet precise, their brilliant alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems some of the finest of the last... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18
As a diplomat in Renaissance Europe, and a luminary at the court of Henry VII, Sir Thomas Wyatt wrote in an incestuous world where everyone was uneasily subject to the royal whims and rages. Wyatt had himself survived two imprisonments in the Tower as well as a love affair with Anne Boleyn, and his poetry - that of an extraordinarily sophisticated,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 23.98
One of the major figures of English Romanticism, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) created works of remarkable diversity and imaginative genius. The period of his creative friendship with William Wordsworth inspired some of Coleridge's best-known poems, from the nightmarish vision of the 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and the opium-inspired 'Kubla... more...
- Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 1.99
The English Romantic poet Charlotte Smith initiated a revival of the sonnet, whilst also helping to establish the conventions of Gothic fiction with her novels. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Smith?s complete poetical works for the first time in digital... more...
- Delphi Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 0.99
Elizabethan poet, soldier, courtier, spy and explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh?s poetry is renowned for its straightforward, unornamented mode known as the plain style, resisting the elaborate poetic devices of Italian poetry. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents... more...