992 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 2.01 in
October 1, 1972
Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0198121369
ISBN - 13: 9780198121367
From the Publisher
The New Oxford Book of English Verse is now firmly established as a classic anthology of English poetry. Chosen by the distinguished scholar and critic, Dame Helen Gardner, the book makes available in one volume the full range and variety of English non-dramatic verse.
Dame Helen Gardner reflected the critical consensus of the day in broadening her choices beyond those of Quiller-Couch's lyrical tastes, and the anthology balances poems that deal with public events and historic occasions with poems of private life, and religious, moral or political verse with
satire and light verse. All the major poets are fully represented, and there are also superb works by lesser known poets, and many surprises among the favourites.
About the Author
Dame Helen Gardner was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, a distinguished scholar and author of books including The Metaphysical Poets, In Defence of the Imagination, and The Art of T. S. Eliot.
`The book remains a continuous and rewarding pleasure...It is a cause of wonder how easily poems of the recent past fit with those written centuries ago without jarring or disturbance.' New York Times