The Letters and Prose Writings: V: Prose 1756-c.1799 and Cumulative Index

Hardcover | June 1, 1985

byWilliam CowperEditorJames King, Charles Ryskamp

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Comments on earlier volumes: "William Cowper is one of the very greatest of letter-writers in English.... To read them is to be in touch with a mind of civilised humor and a style of healthy clarity.... The completed set will become an indispensable work of scholarship."--Critical Quarterly.Volume V completes this definitive edition of Cowper's letters and prose. It contains a cumulative index for the set.

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Comments on earlier volumes: "William Cowper is one of the very greatest of letter-writers in English.... To read them is to be in touch with a mind of civilised humor and a style of healthy clarity.... The completed set will become an indispensable work of scholarship."--Critical Quarterly.Volume V completes this definitive edition of...

William Cowper (1731-1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. James King is Professor of English at McMaster University. Charles Ryskamp is Director of the Frick Colle...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:June 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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'The high standard of scholarship set by the earlier volumes has been sustained to the end, and we now have Cowper's complete prose writings in an edition prepared with exemplary thoroughness and accuracy. ... This will deservedly remain the authoritative edition for a very long time.'Review of English Studies