English Romantic Poetry: An Anthology
Encompassing a broad range of subjects, styles, and moods, English poetry of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is generally classified under the term Romantic, suggesting an emphasis on imagination and individual experience, as well as a preoccupation with such theme as nature, death, and the supernatural.
This volume contains a rich selection of poems by England's six greatest poets: William Blake (24 poems, including The Tyger and Auguries of Innocence), William Wordsworth (27 poems, including Ode: Intimations of Immortality and I wandered lonely as a cloud), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan), Lord Byron (16 poems, including The Prisoner of Chillon and selections from Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems, including Ode to the West Wind and Adonis), John Keats (22 poems, including all the great odes, Isabella, and The Eve of St. Agnes).
For this edition, Stanley Appelbaum has provided a concise Introduction to the Romantic period and brief commentaries on the poets represented. The result is a carefully selected anthology that will be welcomed by lovers of poetry, students, and teachers alike.
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