BEST LOVED POEMS


BEST LOVED POEMS

EDITED BY JOHN BOYES    Book Number: 88557    Product format: Hardback

John Boyes has collated best-loved poems which have stood the test of time. The verses are not the most significant or influential but they are the ones closest to readers' hearts, with sections dedicated to themes such as Family and Home, Love and Romance, and Death and Grief as well as War and Peace, Spirit and Faith, and Travel and Place. The poetry of the British Isles makes up the greatest percentage of work including works from Percy Bysshe Shelley, Christina Georgina Rossetti, William Shakespeare and Thomas Hardy, but the collection also includes masterpieces from America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. In this anthology, giggle at the absurd imagery of Lewis Carroll's 'The Walrus and The Carpenter', admire Emily Dickinson's contemplative 'The Chariot' and feel emotions soar while reading Andrew Marvell's 'The Definition of Love'. The collection also includes brilliant longer works ranging from the Arthurian tale of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 'The Lady of Shalott', an idyllic piece 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' by Rupert Brooke and Walt Whitman's epic 'Song of the Open Road.' John Boyes' anthology transports readers from Matthew Arnold's 'Dover Beach' and William Wordsworth's interpretation of Westminster Bridge, to Robert Burns' heart in the Highlands, Samuel Butler's Montreal and Hart Crane's presentation of Brooklyn Bridge. Each poet's life is briefly summarised. Admire Isabella Valancy Crawford's tenacious writing of novels, short stories and poems to support herself and her mother, and learn about William Savage Landor who twice fled England to avoid being sued for libel and stayed with Robert Browning. Notes and an index of first lines, a handsome hardback, 664pp.
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ISBN 9781788886536
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