The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659
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The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659

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The years from the accession of Henry VIII to the crisis of the English republic in 1659 were one of the most fertile epochs in world literature, and this anthology offers a generous selection of its poetry.

Arranged thematically, it is the first anthology fully to bring out the relationship between the period's poetry and politics, and to explore the growth of innovative h...more
Paperback, 976 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Penguin Classics
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Reading & re-reading. A book of wonders. I first found Sir Walter Ralegh's 21th and Last Book of the Ocean to Cynthia here, and that alone is well worth the price, and more. I love this book.

updated feb 2011: no change. This is one of the best "period" anthologies I have ever encountered.
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