The Poetical Works of Thomas Macdonagh (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas Macdonagh
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483964426
Category: Poetry
Page: 232
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Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Thomas Macdonagh T is strange to look back to the time when I first knew Thomas macdonagh. What with the present great war in Europe, and our own small war in Ireland, that time has so faded and retreated that one recalls it with difficulty and regards it with something of astonishment yet it is only six years ago. Was there that peace, that gentleness, that good-humour And was the macdonagh of April, 1916, the same man with whom I walked and talked and quar relled in 1910? One could quarrel with Mac Donagh, but not for more than three minutes at a time, and if he were ruffled the mere touch of a hand or the wind of a pleasant word appeased him instantly. I have seldom known a man in whom the instinct for friendship was so true, nor one who was so prepared to use himself in the service of a friend. He was intensely egotistic in his speech; so, it seems to me, were all the young Irishmen of that date; but in his actions he was utterly unselfish. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

English Romantic Poetry

An Anthology
Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486292827
Category: Poetry
Page: 240
View: 9999
Rich selection of 123 poems by six great English Romantic poets: William Blake (24 poems), William Wordsworth (27 poems), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (10 poems), Lord Byron (16 poems), Percy Bysshe Shelley (24 poems) and John Keats (22 poems). Introduction and brief commentaries on the poets. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Ozymandias" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn."

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

A Memoir
Author: Hallam Tennyson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108050255
Category: Drama
Page: 570
View: 7205
Valuable for the wealth of documentary evidence it contains, this two-volume work remains the authoritative biography of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The Poems of Wilfred Owen

Author: Wilfred Owen,Douglas Kerr
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264238
Category: Poetry
Page: 75
View: 2742
This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.

Lord Byron - The Major Works

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780199537334
Category: Poetry
Page: 1120
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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Byron's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, journals, and conversations - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

The Works of Lord Byron

With His Letters and Journals, and His Life
Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron,Thomas Moore
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834516
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 240
View: 4312
This enthralling collection contains more than 400 poems that were published between 1886 (the year of Emily Dickinson's death) and 1900 which express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062669451
Category: Poetry
Page: 384
View: 4597
Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107544653
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 244
View: 8232
First published in 1921, this book contains a selection of poems by Wordsworth ordered chronologically. The selection was made with the aim of showing 'as clearly as possible the spirit which animates Wordsworth's poetry'. An editorial introduction is also included, together with detailed notes.

Poems of William Blake

Author: William Blake
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776588592
Category: Poetry
Page: 69
View: 6800
Though his extraordinary talent went largely unrecognized during his own lifetime, British painter and poet William Blake is now regarded as one of the most important creative figures of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Characterized by their mystical but accessible quality, Blake's poems prefigured the Romantic movement that would take hold later in the 1800s. This volume brings together Blake's best-known verse.

Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393924787
Category: Poetry
Page: 761
View: 3234
The most accessible edition of Wordsworth's poetry and prose, prepared to meet the needs of both students and scholars. This Norton Critical Edition presents a generous selection of William Wordworth's poetry (including the thirteen-book Prelude of 1805) and prose works along with supporting materials for in-depth study. Together, the Norton Critical Editions of Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose and The Prelude: 1799, 1805, 1850 are the essential texts for studying this author. Wordsworth's Poetry and Prose includes a large selection of texts chronologically arranged, thereby allowing readers to trace the author's evolving interests and ideas. An insightful general introduction and textual introduction precede the texts, each of which is fully annotated. Illustrative materials include maps, manuscript pages, and title pages. "Criticism" collects thirty responses to Wordsworth?s poetry and prose spanning three centuries by British and American authors. Contributors include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucy Newlyn, Stephen Gill, Neil Fraistat, Mary Jacobus, Nicholas Roe, M. H. Abrams, Anne K. Mellor, Michael O?Neill, and Geoffrey Hartman, among others. The volume also includes a Chronology, a Biographical Register, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems.

The Major Works

Author: George Gordon Byron Baron Byron
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192840400
Category: Poetry
Page: 1080
View: 4472
This volume brings together a collection of Byron's poetry and prose, including poems, letters, journals, and transcripts of conversations, and gives the reader an insight into his work and thinking.

Poems of Wordsworth

Author: Wordsworth
Publisher: Williamson Press
ISBN: 1409726908
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
View: 6348
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Major Works of Alfred Tennyson

Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Publisher: Digireads.Com
ISBN: 9781420950830
Category: Poetry
Page: 482
View: 6392
Alfred Tennyson is one of the foremost poets of Victorian England and is studied today for his deeply intellectual and classic style. He was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850 to his death in 1892. He was a favorite of Queen Victoria, and she even made him a baron out of respect for him and his works. Many of his poems focus on classical Greek, Roman, and Medieval mythology. One such poem is the Arthurian-inspired ballad "The Lady of Shallot." The poem centers on a mysterious woman with a curse; she can never look at the real world directly. Instead, she has to look through a mirror and enjoy the world through others. Yet when she sees the handsome Lancelot in the mirror, she turns around to see him in person. This action ultimately causes her death, as she disobeyed her curse. Another work penned by Tennyson is "Ulysses," which many other poets and thinkers have called the most perfect and most complex poem ever written. Tennyson wrote the epic in blank verse as the Roman hero Ulysses muses about his discontent while returning to his kingdom of Ithaca. These two and many other great works are contained in the collection of "The Major Works."

Lord Byron's Strength

Romantic Writing and Commercial Society
Author: Jerome Christensen
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801843563
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 426
View: 3798
This text examines Byron's "lordship" - his singularity as a literary success and as one of the great British aristocratic poets. Drawing on contemporary literary, political and social theory, this study of Byron also re-examines the romanticism of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott, Hazlitt and Shelley.

The Poetry of John Milton

Author: Gordon Teskey
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674416643
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 619
View: 4999
For sublimity and philosophical grandeur Milton stands almost alone in world literature. His peers are Homer, Virgil, Dante, Wordsworth, and Goethe. Gordon Teskey shows how Milton’s aesthetic joins beauty to truth and value to ethics and how he rediscovers the art of poetry as a way of thinking in the world as it is, and for the world as it can be.

Byron: A Poet Before His Public

Author: Philip W. Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521287661
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 253
View: 3722
This book is a major reappraisal of byron's poetry which grapples firmly with the paradox of his work - that in spite of his enormous influence, the magnetic power of his personality, and the fascination of his life, the poetry is often of inferior quality and so inconsistent in its attitudes that Byron's poetic seriousness is inevitably called into question. The focus of the book is the nature of byron's relationship with his public and its effect on his poetry; a subject which has remained largely unexplored. Dr Martin considers Byron's anomalous position as an aristocrat in a literary market governed by commercial interests and middle class tastes and reading habits. He suggests that the whole of Bryon's poetry can be seen as a performance determined by a number of factors: Byron's anxieties about his modernity, his contemporaries, and the image his readers were ready to fashion for him.

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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