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This is the second of a two-volume anthology celebrating four centuries of English poetry, from the Elizabethan era to the 21st century. Beginning with William Blake, this volume covers many of the Romantic poets (Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keates). It offers a survey of 19th century verse, including that of Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins, and Lewis Carroll, with poets from ...more
Paperback, New Edition, 770 pages
Published March 27th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 17th 1991)
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Just think what you could do if you had this book...amaze friends and family at family gatherings by reciting stanzas of Oscar Wilde's "...Reading Gaol" interspersed with Lewis Carroll's:

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."
and Wilde replies:
I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky,
A
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John Barrington Wain (14 March 1925 – 24 May 1994) was an English poet, novelist, and critic, associated with the literary group "The Movement". For most of his life, Wain worked as a freelance journalist and author, writing and reviewing for newspapers and the radio.

Wain was born and grew up in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the son of a dentist, Arnold Wain, and his wife Annie, née Turner. He ha
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