The History of English Poetry

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English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. This book introduces countless small masterpieces, including the old favourites and some lesser-known gems. It explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works. English literature is a treasure trove of wonderful poetry. From Shakespeare to Milton, Keats to Shelley and Tennyson to Yeats, this accessible history (especially written for Naxos AudioBooks) introduces the listener to countless small masterpieces, including all the old favourites and some lesser-known gems. It explores this most expressive of art forms and traces the historical development of a rich and diverse canon of poetical works. The lyrical powers of the most remarkable poets of the English language are illustrated with over 70 extracts. This is the latest release from Naxos AudioBooks' successful "History" series, which includes accounts of English literature, theatre and opera.


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Author(s)
Dr Peter Whitfield, Sir Derek Jacobi
Dimensions
120.65 x 196.85 x 31.75mm | 163.29g
Publication date
01 Oct 2009
Publisher
NAXOS AUDIOBOOKS
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition Statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1615746439
ISBN13
9781615746439
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