The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse

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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.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009, ©1984
ISBN: 9780199560721
Branch Call Number: 821.508 NEW 1984
Characteristics: xlii, 870 p
Additional Contributors: Lonsdale, Roger H.


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