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The Penguin Book of Renaissance Verse: 1509-1659

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The era between the accession of Henry VIII and the crisis of the English republic in 1659 formed one of the most fertile epochs in world literature. This anthology offers a broad selection of its poetry, and includes a wide range of works by the great poets of the age - notably Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Sepnser, John Donne, William Shakespeare and John Milton. Poems by le ...more
Paperback, 976 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Penguin Classics (first published March 16th 1992)
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Andrea Zuvich
This is a very good collection of some of the best verse the Renaissance created for us. I recommend it heartily for those who want some beauty in their day, who also appreciate and enjoy reading works from this time period.
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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