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The Book of English Verse, Australian Poetry, Byron, Chaucer, Carman, Coleridge, Dickinson, Keats, Milton, Shelley, Whitman, and Wordsworth.

 


 Book of English Verse, 1250-1900 (Illustrated) edited by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, $2.99  Add to Cart

This classic anthology includes work by 289 poets, arranged chronologically by the year of birth of the poet.  The extensive table of contents links to every poet.  By "English", the editor means in the English language, including poetry by some Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Irish. Of American poets, Emerson, Whittier, Longfellow, Poe, Howells, Whitman, and Bret Harte won the honor of inclusion.  This edition also includes 12 illustrations. According to Wikipedia: "Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (21 November 1863 12 May 1944) was a British writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental Oxford Book Of English Verse 12501900 (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism."
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Australian Poetry

Australian Poetry: Paterson, Lawson, and Dennis

This file includes The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, Saltbush Bill, J. P. and Other Verses, Rio rade's Last Race and other Verses all by Banjo Paterson, The Old Bush Songs edited by Banjo Paterson, In the Cays When the World Was Wide and Other Verses by Henry Lawson, and The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Digger Smith, and The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis.
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Byron's Complete Poetry, all seven volumes

All seven volumes of poetry.  According to Wikipedia: "George Gordon Byron, later Noel, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788 1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems When We Two Parted, She Walks in Beauty, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest European poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond. Byron's fame rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured extravagant living, numerous love affairs, debts, separation, and marital exploits."
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The Canterbury Tales, in Middle English, the Oxford edition
        of 1900

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer edited by Reverend Walter W. Skeat. This book includes the complete Canterbury Tales in the original Middle English with extensive notes, published by Oxford University in 1900. According to Wikipedia: "Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin."
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Bliss Carman, 6 books of poetry

This collection includes the poetry books: Ballads of Lost Haven, Behind the Arras, Later Poems, More songs from Vagabondia, Sappho, and Songs from Vagabondia.  According to Wikipedia: ""Bliss Carman (April 15, 1861 June 8, 1929) was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years. In Canada Carman is classed as one of the Confederation Poets, a group which also included Charles G.D. Roberts (his cousin), Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. Of the group, Carman had the surest lyric touch and achieved the widest international recognition."
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Complete Poetical Works of Coleridge

His complete poetical works. According to Wikipedia: "Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 1834) was an English poet, critic and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as his major prose work Biographia Literaria."
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Emily Dickinson's Poetical Works (the original edition)

All three series. This edition is based on on the first published collection, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and T.W. Higginson, which was released in three "series", the first of which appeared in 1890. According to Wikipedia, Mabel Loomis Todd "became friends with the Dickinsons, and though she never met Emily Dickinson in person, the two women exchanged letters. After Emily's death in 1886, hundreds of her unpublished poems were discovered. In 1888, Emily's sister Lavinia asked Todd to copy and organize the poems, which were to be sent to the publisher Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The first volume of Poems by Emily Dickinson was published in 1890. This version included many alterations by Todd. In 1896, Todd and the Dickinson family had a falling-out over a legal battle regarding property owned by Austin Dickinson. As a result, Emily Dickinson's manuscripts were split between the two families. In 1945, Todd's daughter Millicent published some of the poems from Todd's portion of the manuscripts."
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John Keats: Poems of 1817 and 1820, plus Endymion


This collection, with poems published in 1817, Endymion, and poems published in 1820, includes his best known works, such as: Ode to a Nightingale, Ode to a Grecian Ur, Ode to Psyche, Lamia, Eve of St. Agnes, Ode on Melancholy, To Autumn, and Hyperion. According to Wikipedia: "John Keats (1795 1821) was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement. During his short life, his work received constant critical attacks from periodicals of the day, but his posthumous influence on poets such as Alfred Tennyson has been immense. Elaborate word choice and sensual imagery characterize Keats's poetry, including a series of odes that were his masterpieces and which remain among the most popular poems in English literature. Keats's letters, which expound on his aesthetic theory of "negative capability"[1], are among the most celebrated by any writer."
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John Milton's Poetic Works ebook by John Milton

John Milton's Poetic Works

Paradise Lost (1667), Paradise Regained (1671), Samson Agonistes (1671), and Minor Poems (1645). According to Wikipedia: "John Milton (December 9, 1608 ? November 8, 1674) was an English poet, prose polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. Most famed for his epic poem Paradise Lost, Milton is celebrated as well for his treatise condemning censorship, Areopagitica. Long considered the supreme English poet, Milton experienced a dip in popularity after attacks by T. S. Eliot and F. R. Leavis in the mid 20th century; but with multiple societies and scholarly journals devoted to his study, Milton's reputation remains as strong as ever in the 21st century."
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The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The 3-volume Oxford edition, edited by Thomas Hutchinson, and first published in 1904. According to Wikipedia: "Percy Bysshe Shelley (August 4, 1792 July 8, 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is widely considered to be among the finest lyric poets of the English language. He is perhaps most famous for such anthology pieces as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and The Masque of Anarchy. However, his major works were long visionary poems including Alastor, Adonais, The Revolt of Islam, Prometheus Unbound and the unfinished The Triumph of Life."
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Leaves of Grass, with links to every poem ebook by Walt
        Whitman

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman with links to every poem

Whitman's masterpiece. According to Wikipedia: "Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse."
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Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

Volumes 1 to 4 of the 8 volume collection edited by William Knight, in a single file.  These volumes include his finest and best-known poems (composed 1787-1813), including The Prelude. According to Wikipedia: "William Wordsworth (1770 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850."
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