The English Poems of George Herbert

The English Poems of George Herbert

by Lesley Herbert
     
 

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George Herbert (1593–1633) is widely regarded as the greatest devotional poet in the English language. His volume of poems, The Temple, published posthumously in 1633, became one of the most widely read and influential collections of the seventeenth century. Almost 400 years after they were first published in Cambridge by the 'printers to the Universitie',

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George Herbert (1593–1633) is widely regarded as the greatest devotional poet in the English language. His volume of poems, The Temple, published posthumously in 1633, became one of the most widely read and influential collections of the seventeenth century. Almost 400 years after they were first published in Cambridge by the 'printers to the Universitie', Cambridge University Press is pleased to present the definitive scholarly edition of Herbert's complete English poems, accompanied by extensive explanatory and textual apparatus. The text is meticulously annotated with historical, literary and biblical information, as well as the modern critical contexts which now illuminate the poems. In addition to the lively introduction and notes, this edition includes a glossary of key words, an index of biblical quotations, and the authentic texts of Herbert's work.

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"… this work promises to be the definitive edition of Herbert's English poetry for a long time to come."
Journal of Christian Literary Studies Group

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460870399
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
05/15/1991
Series:
Everyman's Library
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.62(d)

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