The Major Works

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192813749

Category: Poetry

Page: 845

View: 1806

Offers the fullest one-volume selection in English of Shelley's major works, including all but one of his longer poems, a wide range of shorter poems, and "A Defence of Poetry" and other major prose works.

Lord Byron - The Major Works

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199537334

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

View: 8201

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, journals, and conversations - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

Robert Browning

The Major Works

Author: Robert Browning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192806260

Category: Poetry

Page: 828

View: 1749

A comprehensive selection includes over eighty shorter poems, the complete text of many longer poems, three books, critical writing, and correspondence.

The Major Works

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840400

Category: Poetry

Page: 1080

View: 9133

This volume brings together a collection of Byron's poetry and prose, including poems, letters, journals, and transcripts of conversations, and gives the reader an insight into his work and thinking.

The Major Works

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192842831

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 572

View: 5544

This authoritative edition was first published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Yeats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by plays, critical writings, and letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. W. B. Yeats was born in 1865, only 38 years after the death of William Blake, and died in 1939, the contemporary of Ezra Pound and James Joyce. His career crossedtwo centuries, and this volume represents the full range of his achievement, from the Romantic early poems of Crossways and the symbolist masterpiece The Wind Among the Reeds to his last poems. Myth and folk-tale influence both his poems and his plays, represented here by Cathleen ni Houlihan and Deirdre among others. The importance of the spirit world to his life and work is evident in his critical essays and occult writings, and the anthology also contains political speeches, autobiographical writings, and a selection of his letters. This one-volume collection of poems and prose offers a unique perspective on the connectedness of Yeats's literary output, showing how his aesthetic, spiritual, and political development was reflected in everything he wrote.

William Blake

Author: William Blake,John Maynard,Alessandra Cimatoribus

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780806936475

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2788

A collection of illustrated poems enjoyable for children selected from the works of William Blake.

Aurora Leigh

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 366

View: 466


The Major Works

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199536863

Category: Poetry

Page: 784

View: 3664

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wordsworth's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, prefaces, and essays - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

The Major Works

Author: Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199572762

Category: Poetry

Page: 656

View: 9006

This edition, previously published in the Oxford Authors series, includes all Tennyson's classic poems and The Princess, In Memoriam, Maud, Enoch Arden in full, as well as several of the Idylls of the King. It includes letters and extracts from Hallam Tennyson's Memoir of his father.

John Keats: Major Works

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199554881

Category: Poetry

Page: 704

View: 9908

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship fo Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Keats's poetry and prose - all the major poems complemented by a generous selection of Keats's letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

Byron

Life and Legend

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444799878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 404

Fiona MacCarthy makes a breakthrough in interpreting Byron's life and poetry drawing on John Murray's world-famous archive. She brings a fresh eye to his early years: his childhood in Scotland, embattled relations with his mother, the effect of his deformed foot on his development. She traces his early travels in the Mediterranean and the East, throwing light on his relationships with adolescent boys - a hidden subject in earlier biographies. While paying due attention to the compelling tragicomedy of Byron's marriage, his incestuous love for his half-sister Augusta and the clamorous attention of his female fans, she gives a new importance to his close male friendships, in particular that with his publisher John Murray. She tells the full story of their famous disagreement, ending as a rift between them as Byron's poetry became more recklessly controversial. Byron was a celebrity in his own lifetime, becoming a 'superstar' in 1812, after the publication of Childe Harold. The Byron legend grew to unprecedented proportions after his death in the Greek War of Independence at the age of thirty-six. The problem for a biographer is sifting the truth from the sentimental, the self-serving and the spurious. Fiona MacCarthy has overcome this to produce an immaculately researched biography, which is also her refreshing personal view.

The Liberation of Jerusalem

Author: Torquato Tasso

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191567582

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

View: 9946

'The bitter tragedy of human life— horrors of death, attack, retreat, advance, and the great game of Destiny and Chance. ' In The Liberation of Jerusalem (Gerusalemme liberata, 1581), Torquato Tasso set out to write an epic to rival the Iliad and the Aeneid. Unlike his predecessors, he took his subject not from myth but from history: the Christian capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade. The siege of the city is played out alongside a magical romance of love and sacrifice, in which the Christian knight Rinaldo succumbs to the charms of the pagan sorceress Armida, and the warrior maiden Clorinda inspires a fatal passion in the Christian Tancred. Tasso's masterpiece left its mark on writers from Spenser and Milton to Goethe and Byron, and inspired countless painters and composers. This is the first English translation in modern times that faithfully reflects both the sense and the verse form of the original. Max Wickert's fine rendering is introduced by Mark Davie, who places Tasso's poem in the context of his life and times and points to the qualities that have ensured its lasting impact on Western culture. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Major Works

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840639

Category: Poetry

Page: 667

View: 8836

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Keats's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by a generous selection of Keats's letters - to give the essence of his work and thinking. In his tragically short life Keats wrote an astonishing number of superb poems; his stature as one of the foremost poets of the Romantic movement remains unassailable. This volume contains all the poetry published during his lifetime, including Endymion in its entirety, the Odes, "Lamia", and both versions of "Hyperion." The poetry is presented in chronological order , illustrating the staggering speed with which Keats's work matured. Further insight into his creative process is given by reproducing, in their original form, a number of poems that were published posthumously. Keats's letters are admired almost as much as his poetry and were described by T. S. Eliot as "certainly the most notable and most important ever written by any English poet." They provide the best biographical detail available and shed invaluable light on Keats's poems.

The Oxford Book of War Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199554536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 358

View: 3830

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.

Lord Byron and the History of Desire

Author: Ian Dennis

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874130662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 3709

Lord Byron and the History of Desire uses Eric Gans's "generative anthropology" and Rene Girard's theory of imitative desire to interpret Byron's major literary works. It argues that the poet learned something about centrality, identity, and desire through the course of his career, and was able to write his knowledge in ways that might still be interesting to us. He learned that there were new things that it was possible, or necessary, to want, new strategies available for obtaining them, and with these, new risks, new losses, new problems. But what he provides in some of his poetry is not just historical insight. His best poetry is also, still, and perhaps most rewardingly, a demonstration or modeling of behaviors and attitudes that work well in a market world. The most valuable transfers in this world are effected through imitation, and through strengthening and inspiring alfiances. Byron provides both, modeling and alliance, in return--fundamental bargain--for our attention, the price of his poems. This book examines the transaction, inquires into its workings, and asks why the price seemed, and might still seem, worth paying.

Byron and Place

History, Translation, Nostalgia

Author: S. Cheeke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230597882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 6311

This new study of Byron explores the 'geo-historical' - places where historically significant events have occurred. Cheeke examines the ways in which the notion of being there becomes the central claim and shaping force in Byron's poetry up to 1818. He goes on to explore the concept of being in-between which characterises Byron's 1818-21 poetry. Finally, Byron's complex nostalgia for England, his sense of having been there , is read in relation to a broader critique of memory, home-sickness and place-attachment.

From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Anthology II

Author: Ian Donnachie,Carmen Lavin

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719066733

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 8125

This is the second of two anthologies designed to form an interdisciplinary exploration of the changes and transitions in European culture between 1780 and 1830. The collection of extracts in this anthology provide primary and secondary sources on industry and changing landscapes, new forms of knowledge, new conceptions of art and the artist, and the exotic and the Oriental. Each selection is accompanied by a detailed introduction explaining the context and significance of the sources. Extracts in the anthology stimulate questions rather than providing reassuring answers, but provide vital insights to the major events, movements, and personalities of the time. This volume provides an invaluable resource for all students of European culture in the period. A companion volume offers readings on the death of the Old Regime, the Napoleonic phenomenon, and slavery, religion and reform.

The Bounty

The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627514

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9181

More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man’s honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.