The Oxford Anthology of English Literature: Two-volume edition Volume II: 1800 to the Present / Edition 2

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This 4,500-page collection presents the finest literature produced in Great Britain from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century. It has been edited and annotated by six eminent critics and scholars. The editors contribute short period introductions, biographical and critical pieces for major authors, and essays preceding major selections. The Anthology demonstrates the continuity of English literature by selection, allusion, and comparison, and encourages the study of recurrent patterns or themes both within and across periods. For each period, a bibliography, an index, and a glossary of literary and historical terms have been compiled. Almost three hundred illustrations are included to represent important artistic achievements of each period and to show the relationship between images in language and in pictures.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195016581
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/26/1973
  • Series: Oxford Anthology of English Literature Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 2272
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Romantic Poetry 3
William Blake 10
Poetical Sketches
To Spring 14
To the Evening Star 15
Song 15
Mad Song 16
To the Muses 17
Songs of Innocence and of Experience 17
Songs of Innocence
Introduction 18
The Lamb 19
The Little Black Boy 19
The Chimney Sweeper 20
The Divine Image 21
Holy Thursday 22
Songs of Experience
Introduction 22
Earth's Answer 23
Holy Thursday 24
The Chimney Sweeper 24
The Sick Rose 25
The Tyger 25
Ah! Sun-flower 26
London 26
The Human Abstract 27
To Tirzah 28
The Book of Thel 29
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 33
Visions of the Daughters of Albion 44
America a Prophecy 51
Blake's Notebook
Never Pain To Tell Thy Love 59
To Nobodaddy 60
What Is It Men in Women Do Require? 60
My Spectre Around Me Night & Day 60
Mock on Mock on Voltaire Rousseau 62
Morning 63
When Klopstock England Defied 63
Epigrams 64
The Mental Traveller 65
The Crystal Cabinet 68
Auguries of Innocence 69
The Four Zoas 72
[Song of Enitharmon] 73
[Song of Enion] 74
Night the Ninth Being The Last Judgment 75
Milton 98
Preface 99
[Milton's Descent] 100
[The World of Los] 106
[The Vision of Beulah] 107
[Milton's Declaration] 110
Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion 112
[The Spectre of Urthona] 113
[The Minute Particulars] 114
[The Declaration of Los] 115
Epilogue from The Gates of Paradise 117
[A Vision of the Last Judgment] 117
The Letters
To Dr. Trusler 23 August 1799 121
To George Cumberland 12 April 1827 123
William Wordsworth 124
Lines Written in Early Spring 127
Expostulation and Reply 127
The Tables Turned 128
To My Sister 129
The Ruined Cottage 130
Home at Grasmere 142
"Prospectus" to The Excursion 142
Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey 146
Nutting 150
[The Lucy Poems] 152
Strange Fits of Passion 152
She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways 153
Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower 153
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal 154
I Travelled Among Unknown Men 155
Lucy Gray; Or, Solitude 155
Michael, A Pastoral Poem 157
My Heart Leaps Up 168
Resolution and Independence 168
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 173
It Is a Beauteous Evening 173
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud 174
The World Is Too Much with Us 174
Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood 175
She Was a Phantom of Delight 182
Ode to Duty 182
The Solitary Reaper 184
Elegiac Stanzas 185
The Prelude 187
Book I Introduction-Childhood and School-Time 188
Book II School-Time 196
Book IV Summer Vacation 199
Book V Books 200
Book VI Cambridge and the Alps 207
Book VII Residence in London 211
Book VIII Retrospect 214
Book X Residence in France 217
Book XI France 219
Book XII Imagination and Taste, How Impaired and Restored 221
Book XIV Conclusion 225
Surprised by Joy 229
Composed upon an Evening of Extraordinary Splendour and Beauty 230
Mutability 232
Extempore Effusion upon the Death of James Hogg 232
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 233
Sonnet: To the River Otter 236
The Eolian Harp 236
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 238
Kubla Khan 254
Christabel 257
Frost at Midnight 273
Dejection: An Ode 275
Phantom 279
To William Wordsworth 279
On Donne's Poetry 282
Limbo 283
Ne Plus Ultra 284
To Nature 284
Epitaph 285
George Gordon, Lord Byron 285
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers 287
Lara 290
Stanzas for Music 292
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt 293
Canto the Third 293
Canto the Fourth 302
Prometheus 307
Darkness 308
Manfred 310
'So We'll Go No More A-Roving' 314
Don Juan 315
Dedication 316
Selections from Canto I 320
Canto III 355
Canto IV 360
Canto V 361
Canto VII 363
Canto IX 365
Canto XI 369
Stanzas to the Po 372
The Vision of Judgment 373
On This Day I Complete My Thirty-sixth Year 397
Percy Bysshe Shelley 398
Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude 400
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 408
Mont Blanc 410
Ozymandias 414
Julian and Maddalo 415
Prometheus Unbound 420
Preface 422
Selections from Act I 425
Act II: scene iv 430
Scene v 433
Act III: scene i 435
Scene ii 437
Scene iii 438
Act IV 442
England in 1819 446
Ode to the West Wind 447
To a Skylark 449
The Sensitive Plant 452
Hymn of Apollo 453
The Two Spirits: An Allegory 454
Epipsychidion 455
[Three Sermons on Free Love] 455
[The Annihilation of Love] 456
Adonais 458
To Night 472
Hellas 473
With a Guitar, To Jane 474
Lines Written in the Bay of Lerici 477
The Triumph of Life 478
John Keats 493
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer 495
On the Grasshopper and Cricket 496
Sleep and Poetry 496
On the Sea 500
In Drear-Nighted December 501
Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds 502
When I Have Fears 503
Fragment of an Ode to Maia 503
Hyperion. A Fragment 504
The Eve of St. Agnes 524
La Belle Dame Sans Merci 535
On the Sonnet 536
Ode to Psyche 537
Ode to a Nightingale 538
Ode on a Grecian Urn 541
Ode on Melancholy 542
The Fall of Hyperion. A Dream 543
To Autumn 556
To-[Fanny Brawne] 557
Bright Star 558
This Living Hand 559
Other Romantic Poets 559
William Lisle Bowles 562
To the River Itchin, Near Winton 562
Sir Walter Scott 562
The Dreary Change 562
'Proud Maisie' 563
The Song of the Reim-kennar 563
Walter Savage Landor 565
'Lately Our Poets' 565
[Rose Alymer, 1779-1800] 565
Dirce 565
On His Seventy-fifth Birthday 565
Death Stands Above Me 566
Poem 566
Autumnal Song 566
Memory 566
To Wordsworth 567
To George and Georgiana Keats (Feb. 14-May 3, 1819) 780
To George and Georgiana Keats (Sept. 21, 1819) 784
To Percy Bysshe Shelley (Aug. 16, 1820) 784
To Charles Brown (Nov. 30, 1820) 786
Victorian Prose 789
Thomas Carlyle 799
Sartor Resartus 802
The Everlasting No 804
The Everlasting Yea 809
Natural Supernaturalism 817
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History
The Hero as Poet [Shakespeare] 824
Past and Present 838
Labour 839
Reward 843
Democracy 849
John Stuart Mill 858
What Is Poetry? 861
On Liberty
Of Individuality 869
On the Subjection of Women
On the Equality of the Sexes 882
A Crisis in My Mental History 885
John Henry Cardinal Newman 894
The Tamworth Reading Room
Secular Knowledge Not a Principle of Action 898
Discourses to Mixed Congregations
Faith and Private Judgment 902
The Idea of a University
Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Professional Skill 912
Apologia Pro Vita Sua 917
Position of My Mind Since 1845 918
Liberalism 937
John Ruskin 940
Modern Painters
Of the Real Nature of Greatness of Style 944
The Stones of Venice
The Nature of Gothic 960
Unto This Last
The Roots of Honour 975
Matthew Arnold 986
First Edition of Poems, Preface 991
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time 1002
The Study of Poetry 1019
Literature and Science 1040
T. H. Huxley 1055
On the Physical Basis of Life 1058
William Morris 1073
The Beauty of Life 1076
Walter Pater 1097
The Renaissance 1099
Romanticism 1106
Samuel Butler 1117
Birth Formulae 1119
The World of the Unborn 1122
Oscar Wilde 1126
The Importance of Being Earnest 1129
Victorian Poetry 1177
Alfred, Lord Tennyson 1180
Mariana 1182
The Kraken 1184
The Lady of Shalott 1184
The Hesperides 1189
The Lotos-Eaters 1192
The Eagle 1196
St. Simeon Stylites 1197
Ulysses 1202
Tithonus 1204
Morte d'Arthur 1206
Locksley Hall 1213
The Vision of Sin 1219
Songs from The Princess
The Splendour Falls 1224
Tears, Idle T
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