John Clare: Poems of the Middle Period, 1822-1837: Volume V

Hardcover | February 1, 2003

byJohn ClareEditorEric Robinson, David Powell

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Completing the influential Oxford edition of Clare's collected poems, this volume presents the poems of the Northborough period of Clare's creativity. As with other volumes in the edition, many of the poems have never before been published, and Clare's spelling, punctuation, grammar, andvocabulary have all been carefully preserved. This final volume also includes corrections to the texts, variants, and notes in previously-published volumes in the series, along with a cumulative glossary and cumulative indices of first-lines and titles that will assist readers in their use of theedition as a whole.Clare's poetry deals not only with his own countryside, but also with its ceremonies and celebrations, its customs and games, its political, economic, and religious concerns, its proverbs, tales, and songs - indeed, with all aspects of its popular culture. The poems of the Northborough period aresome of Clare's best work, demonstrating a particularly concise vision of Clare's experience of Nature.

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Completing the influential Oxford edition of Clare's collected poems, this volume presents the poems of the Northborough period of Clare's creativity. As with other volumes in the edition, many of the poems have never before been published, and Clare's spelling, punctuation, grammar, andvocabulary have all been carefully preserved. Thi...

Eric Robinson was a Professor of Modern History, University of Massachussetts at Boston (1970-97). David Powell is a Retired Technical Services Librarian, Nene College, Northampton. P.M.S. Dawson is a Lecturer in English Language and Literature, University of Manchester.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:858 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.87 inPublished:February 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198123868

ISBN - 13:9780198123866

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Table of Contents

IntroductionEditorial Conventions and AbbreviationsAcknowledgementsThe Northborough PoemsPeterborough MS A40Peterborough MS A55Peterborough MS A57Peterborough MS A58Peterborough MS A59Peterborough MS A60Peterborough MS A61Peterborough MS B6Peterborough MS B9Peterborough MS D14, D15, D16, D17, D18Northampton MS 7Northampton MS 29Northampton MS 30Poem from Printed SourceExplanatory NotesAdditional poems to previous volumesCorrections to previous volumesConsolidated glossaryIndex of Titles to all volumesIndex of First Lines to all volumesIndex of Titles to the present volumeIndex of First Lines to the present volume

Editorial Reviews

`This ongoing Clarendon edition of Clare's poetry... will come to be seen as one of the greatest editions of the twentieth century.'Greg Crossan, Notes and Queries Vol.47 No.1