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  • Translation and the Poet's Lifeby Paul Davis

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    Between the Civil War and the early decades of the eighteenth century, English poets of the first rank devoted more of their time and creative energies to translating than they had ever done before or have ever done since. Paul Davis's Translation and the Poet's Life is the first study to range across the entirety of this golden age of poetic... more...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.00

    Frequently referred to as the first great English novel, this story of two lovers brims with romance, warfare, and betrayal. Set during the siege of Troy, the epic poem tells of Troilus, a Trojan prince who has fallen hopelessly in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected to the Greeks. Remarkable for his beauty and bravery,... more...

  • Absalom & Achitophelby John Dryden

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.99

    John Dryden was born on the 19th August 1631 in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire. Over the course of his career he made an immense contribution to literary life, so much so that the Restoration Age is also known as the Age Of Dryden. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College Cambridge. In 1654 he graduated... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. It is written in dactylic hexameter. The first six of the poem's twelve books tell the story of Aeneas' wanderings from Troy to Italy,... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; David West; David West

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 17.58

    Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    When Troy falls at the end of the Trojan War, the Trojan hero Aeneas and his followers embark on a journey to find a new home. After recounting the disastrous end of the war and the Greek ruse of the Trojan Horse, Aeneas and his men struggle against the scheming gods to make their way to Latium, where they intend to build a new home by any means necessary.... more...

  • The Aeneid of Virgilby Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 5.95

    Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over... more...

  • An African Elegyby Ben Okri

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.38

    Dreams are the currency of Okri's writing, particularly in this first book of poems, An African Elegy , but also in his books of short stories and prize-winning novel The Famished Road . Okri's dreams are made on the stuff of Africa's colossal economic and political problems, and reading the poems is to experience a constant succession of metaphors... more...

  • Against Oblivionby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 15.99

    "Ian Hamilton's last book, published posthumously in 2002, is a typically brilliant revisiting of the concept of Samuel Johnson's classic Lives of the English Poets, wherein Hamilton considers 45 deceased poets of the twentieth century, offering his personal estimation of what claims they will have on posterity and 'against oblivion.' Examples of... more...