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English Romantic Verse

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  80 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 order, and their poems ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 1973 by Penguin Classics
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Benji
Hm.. having devoured this gem in 2 days, I'll be the first to say that it left a lot to be desired. On purpose, even. I feel almost as if this were analogous to buying a DVD only to find it's 90 minutes of trailers of other films. Which is ok, maybe then you know the ones you want to maybe watch fully at a later date. I had the feeling I'd read all of Keats, only to not recognize half of the ones here in this set. A major drawback is that there was no biographical details for each writer, nor a ...more
StrangeBedfellows
Dec 10, 2012 StrangeBedfellows rated it liked it
A nice collection of works from various poetic heavy-hitters like Wordsworth and Coleridge. If you're looking for an introduction to this particular style and period of poetry, or if you need a thorough selection on the Romantic poets in one handy volume, this is a good book.
Thetravelingpanda
Jan 04, 2014 Thetravelingpanda rated it liked it
The title is pretty much self explanatory. It was a good collection of romamtic poets although the author did not choose to put their most famous poems. What was a good idea was to put poets that we usually do not know a lot of as John Clare.
James Bruce
Aug 30, 2015 James Bruce rated it really liked it
That he chose lesser known works is one of the appeals of this book for me. How many anthologies do we need the same poems in?
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An excellent collection with lesser-known works by great Romantic poets.
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