The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth-Century Verse

by Alastair Fowler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199556296

ISBN-13: 9780199556298

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The seventeenth century was a period of remarkable achievement in the field of English poetry: it was the age of Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Jonson, Drayton, Herbert, Dryden, and Rochester among others. Alastair Fowler's celebrated anthology maps the terrain afresh, including innumerable and generous selections from all of the century's masterpieces as well…  See more details below

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The seventeenth century was a period of remarkable achievement in the field of English poetry: it was the age of Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Jonson, Drayton, Herbert, Dryden, and Rochester among others. Alastair Fowler's celebrated anthology maps the terrain afresh, including innumerable and generous selections from all of the century's masterpieces as well as fascinating work by less familiar names. 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199556298
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
Oxford Books of Prose & Verse Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.10(d)

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