The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse: Reissue

Paperback | April 15, 2009

EditorRoger Lonsdale

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No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. The familiar tradition is fully represented by selections from such poets as Pope, Swift, Tomson, Gray, Smart, Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns, and Blake. In addition, theanthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society. Although they have never figured in conventional literary history, they wrote humorous, idiosyncratic, and graphic verse about their personal experience and the world around them, in a way that shouldchallenge received ideas about the periods restraints and inhibitions.

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No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. The familiar tradition is fully represented by selections from such poets as Pope, Swift, Tomson, Gray, Smart, Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns, and Blake. In addition, theanthology includes verse by many forgotten w...

Emeritus Fellow of Balliol and former Professor of English at the University of Oxford, Roger Lonsdale is a celebrated authority on English literature of the eighteenth century. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Samuel Johnson's iThe Lives of the Poets/i (four volumes, OUpP, 2006).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:912 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199560722

ISBN - 13:9780199560721

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"the greatest pleasure in this superb anthology is given by the forgotten poets whom Professor Lonsdale has rescued from oblivion." --Charles Osborne, Sunday Telegraph