The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry


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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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ISBN-13: 9780140435689
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Series: Penguin Classics Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 1056
Sales rank: 521,092
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.79(h) x 1.71(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Wordsworth is descended from William Wordsworth's younger brother Christopher. He is Chairman of the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, retired Professor of English Literature at Oxford, and has edited much of Wordsworth's poetry, including The Prelude: Four Texts (Penguin).

Jessica Wordsworth is Administator of the Wordsworth Winter School and Grasmere Summer Conference.

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"The world is too much with us"

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
"The Solitary Reaper"

Behold her, single in the field,

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