The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language [NOOK Book]

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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

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Overview

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

First published in 1860 and now available in a new edition for the first time in 30 years, The Golden Treasury is as delightful as ever, offering old classics together with the finest works of our own time. The result is a marvelous collection of British verse.

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Editorial Reviews

Ray Olson
What's under REVIEWis not the entire "Golden Treasury", the original nineteenth-century anthology that established the canon of English lyric poetry up to its time, but only the newest expansion of Palgrave's monument. The selections in these 116 pages reflect a little presumptuousness on the part of editor Press. Whereas Palgrave never chose work by his contemporaries, Press chooses primarily the work of living poets, which makes one a bit uneasy as to whether these poems are of passing fancy. That disquiet stated, what is here is by the names expected when entry is restricted to those long resident in the British Isles. By far the most familiar pieces are those by Dylan Thomas. Among the few other poets represented by more than two poems are, unsurprisingly, Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn (despite his three decades in San Francisco), Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Of course, a great many more hands are represented by only one or two poems each.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026841165
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1890 volume
  • File size: 476 KB

Meet the Author


About the Author:
Francis Turner Palgrave is a poet, translator, editor, and anthologist. He is was the editor of the fifth edition of The Golden Treasury thirty years ago.

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