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  • Selected Poemsby William Wordsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    One of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and the spontanous expression of feeling. This volume contains a rich selection from the most creative phase of his life, including extracts from his masterpiece, The Prelude, and the best-loved of his shorter poems such as... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetryby Jonathan Wordsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's... more...

  • Selected Poems: Tennysonby Alfred Lord Tennyson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    Tennyson's poetry epitomizes the Victorian age, for which he became a spokesman. His finest poems are often steeped in a sensuous melancholy, as in Maud , or are chivaric, heroic and allegorical, as in The Lady of Shalot and Morte d'Arthur. more...

  • The Satires of Horace and Persiusby Horace; Persius; Niall Rudd; Niall Rudd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    The Satires of Horace (65-8 BC), written in the troubled decade ending with the establishment of Augustus' regime, provide an amusing treatment of men's perennial enslavement to money, power, glory and sex. Epistles I, addressed to the poet's friends, deals with the problem of achieving contentment amid the complexities of urban life, while Epistles... more...

  • English Romantic Verseby David Wright; David Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; Not Available

    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality' , 'The Ancient Mariner' , 'The Tyger' , excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological... more...

  • Lyrical Balladsby Samuel Coleridge; William Wordsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Published in 1798, Lyrical Ballads is a dazzling collaboration containing twenty-three poems by close friends, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) - two major figures of English Romanticism. The volume heralded a new approach to poetry and expresses the poets' reflections on mankind's relationship with the forces... more...

  • Annalsby Tacitus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    A compelling new translation of Tacitus' Annals , one of the greatest accounts of ancient Rome, by Cynthia Damon. Tacitus' Annals recounts the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity Tacitus describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius,... more...

  • Come On In!by Charles Bukowski

    Canongate Books 2007; US$ 15.82

    Bukowski's unmistakable charisma ? an ex-down-and-outer who wrote of booze and loneliness in maverick, confident free verse ? made him one of the world?s most popular poets long before he died in 1994. More than a decade later, death has not slowed his production. This collection is selected from an archive of verse that the author left to be published... more...

  • The Poetry of Petrarchby David Young; Petrarch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    Ineffable sweetness, bold, uncanny sweetness that came to my eyes from her lovely face; from that day on I'd willingly have closed them, never to gaze again at lesser beauties. --from Sonnet 116 Petrarch was born in Tuscany and grew up in the south of France. He lived his life in the service of the church, traveled widely, and during his... more...

  • T.S. Eliot?s Christmas Poemsby G. Douglas Atkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This is the first full-scale analysis of T.S. Eliot's six "Ariel Poems" as Christmas poems. Through close readings, Atkins argues that these poems considered together emerge as clearly related representations of the "impossible union" that occurred in the Incarnation. more...