The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse

Author: Christopher Ricks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556318

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 654

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Christopher Ricks's celebrated anthology presents a wonderfully varied collection of Victorian poetry, with 560 poems by 115 authors. The great figures of the period - Tennyson, Browning, Swinburne, and Hopkins - are strongly represented, but light verse and nonsense poetry have not been neglected. With most poems given in their entirety, this is a lively and exciting anthology of Victorian verse selected by an expert in the field.
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The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958677

Category: Poetry

Page: 928

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Daniel Karlin has selected poetry written and published during the reign of Queen Victoria, (1837-1901). Giving pride of place to Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the volume offers generous selections from other major poets such asArnold, Emily Bronte, Hardy and Hopkins, and makes room for several poem-sequences in their entirety. It is wonderful, too, in its discovery and inclusion of eccentric, dissenting, un-Victorian voices, poets who squarely refuse to 'represent' their period. It also includes the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Meredith, James Thomson and Augusta Webster.
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The Oxford Book of War Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199554536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 358

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There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems included in this acclaimed anthology span centuries of human conflict from David's lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they reveal a great shift in social awareness fromman's early celebratory `war-songs' to the more recent `anti-war' attitudes of poets responding to `man's inhumanity to man' - and to women and children.
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The New Oxford Book of English Prose

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1012

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Traces the development of English and American prose from the end of the Middle Ages to the present through the work of its finest writers, from Sir Thomas Malory to Salman Rushdie
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The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Cox,R. A. Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019955630X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 504

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The thrill and chill of the ghost story is displayed in all its variety and vitality through this marvellous anthology. Ranging from the early 19th century to the 1960s, the collection reveals the development of the genre, and showcases many of its greatest expositors - from Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Wells, M. R. James, T. H. White, Walter de la Mare, and Elizabeth Bowen in the UK to Edith Wharton in America. Though its heyday coincided with the golden age of Empire in the nineteenth century, the ghost story enjoyed a second flowering between the two World Wars and its popularity is as great as ever.
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The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543410

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 385

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An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors. The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. They show writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan and Wittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot - a book not just for lovers ofliterature, but for anyone with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.
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The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Author: Emrys Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 769

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In the sixty years since the publication of the originalOxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse, a revolution in literary taste has taken place. We now know that Elizabethan literature contained much more than dainty pastorals and lovely sonnets, and that in fact many poetic traditions flourished within the sixteenth century. Now, Emrys Jones has brought together a definitive collection of verse which truly captures the diversity of this period. By no means have the classics of Elizabethan literature been replaced--there are ample selections from Spenser'sFaerie Queene, from Shakespeare's sonnets and plays (including Ariel's song fromThe Tempest, and from John Donne (who actually produced many poems in the sixteenth century, although he has previously been thought of only as a poet of the next century). But alongside these well-known works, Jones has placed a vast array of other significant poems--from the early part of the century (when poets such as John Skelton still harkened back to Chaucer and feudal times) to the great Elizabethan period.The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse(with its engaging and informative introduction, and its copious footnotes which gloss unfamiliar words) conveys in unparalleled style all the richness of what is arguably the greatest century of English literature.
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The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse

Author: Stewart Brown,Mark McWatt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199561599

Category: Poetry

Page: 405

View: 1967

The Caribbean has produced one of the most vigorous and exciting bodies of poetry of the last one hundred year. The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse is the only contemporary anthology to present the best of the English-language poetry of the region alongside selections from the poetry of both the French and Spanish Caribbean. Featuring a range of established poets from Derek Walcott to Jesus Cos Causse, Olive Senior to Aime Cesaire, as well as exciting new voices, this is a rich and challenging book.
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The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories

Author: Michael Cox,R. A. Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192804472

Category: Fiction

Page: 497

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Collection of thirty-five English ghost stories written during the Victorian Era.
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The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.
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The Oxford Book of Comic Verse

Author: John Gross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199561612

Category: Poetry

Page: 512

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A wide-ranging anthology of comic verse including epigrams, street ballads, clerihews, limericks, advertising jingles, as well as the classic writers of comic verse, from Chaucer to Ogden Nash and beyond.
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The Oxford Book of French Short Stories

Author: Elizabeth Fallaize

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191614920

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from the Marquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well known figures such as Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newer writers such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make exciting reading.
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The Oxford Book of Exploration

Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192805568

Category: History

Page: 576

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Selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison, described by the Sunday Times as the 'greatest explorer of the last twenty years', this is a comprehensive anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages, now fully revised and updated. The ultimate in travel writing, these are the words of those whochanged the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfred Thesiger, to the Americas with John Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander Von Humboldt, to Africa with Dr David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley, to the Pacific with Ferdinand Magellanand James Cook, and to the Poles with Robert Peary and Wally Herbert. Driven by a desire to discover that transcends all other considerations, the vivid writings of these extraordinary people reveal what makes them go beyond the possible and earn the right to be known as explorers.
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Poems and Prose

Author: Christina Rossetti,Simon Humphries

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192807153

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

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This edition brings together the fullest range of Rossetti's poetry and prose in one volume, including 'Goblin Market', stories (the complete text of Maude), devotional prose, and personal letters. The poetry is arranged in a single chronological sequence to show Rossetti's poetic development.
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The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales

Author: Chris Baldick

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199561537

Category: Fiction

Page: 533

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A fresh contemporary look for the first anthology to trace the strength and diversity of Gothic fiction from its origins in the eighteenth century, with authors as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Hardy, Jorge Luis Borges, and Angela Carter.
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The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This Companion to Victorian Poetry provides an introduction to many of the pressing issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. It introduces readers to a range of topics - including historicism, patriotism, prosody, and religious belief. The thirteen specially-commissioned chapters offer insights into the works of well-known figures such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and the writings of women poets - like Michael Field, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster - whose contribution to Victorian culture has in more recent years been acknowledged by modern scholars. Revealing the breadth of the Victorians' experiments with poetic form, this Companion also discloses the extent to which their writings addressed the prominent intellectual and social questions of the day. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a comprehensive guide to further reading.
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The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

Author: Alastair Fowler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199556296

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 831

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Alistair Fowler's celebrated anthology includes generous selections from the work of all the century's major poets, notably Donne, Jonson, Milton, Drayton, Herbert, Marvell, and Dryden. It strikes a balance between Metaphysical wit and intellect and Jonsonian simplicity, while also accommodating hitherto neglected popular verse. The result is a truer, more Catholic representation of seventeenth-century verse than any previous anthology.
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The Penguin Book of Horror Stories

Author: John Anthony Cuddon

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140067996

Category: Fiction

Page: 607

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Stories by authors including Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, and Ray Bradbury depict terrifying events and encounters with the supernatural
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