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  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition edition (November 8, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486292827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486292823
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time by William Blake
Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake
The Book Of Thel by William Blake
The Chimney Sweeper, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Clod And The Pebble, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Defiled Sanctuary by William Blake
Earth's Answer, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Garden Of Love, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
Holy Thursday, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William Blake
The Lamb, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William Blake
The Little Black Boy, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William Blake
London, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
Mock On, Mock On! Voltaire, Rousseau by William Blake
Nurse's Song, Fr. Songs Of Innocence by William Blake
A Poison Tree, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
Preludium by William Blake
Proverbs Of Hell by William Blake
The Sick Rose, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
The Smile by William Blake
Song by William Blake
Songs Of Experience: Introduction by William Blake
Songs Of Innocence: Introduction by William Blake
The Sunflower, Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
Thel's Motto by William Blake
The Tyger [tiger], Fr. Songs Of Experience by William Blake
When We Two Parted by George Gordon Byron
Christabel: Part 1 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Christabel: Part 2 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dejection: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Dungeon by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
France: An Ode by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Pains Of Sleep by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 1 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 2 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 3 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 4 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 5 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 6 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Part 7 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This Lime-tree Bower My Prison by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Eve Of St. Agnes by John Keats
Isabella, Or The Pot Of Basil by John Keats
Italy Sweet Too! by John Keats
Last Sonnet (revised Version) by John Keats
Lines On The Mermaid Tavern by John Keats
Ode On A Grecian Urn by John Keats
Ode On Indolence by John Keats
Ode On Melancholy by John Keats
Ode To A Nightingale by John Keats
Ode To Psyche by John Keats
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer by John Keats
On Seeing The Elgin Marbles by John Keats
On The Sea by John Keats
Sonnet by John Keats
Sonnet by John Keats
Sonnet by John Keats
Sonnet To Mrs. Reynold's Cat by John Keats
Sonnet: To Homer by John Keats
Sonnet: To Sleep by John Keats
To Autumn by John Keats
To J. H. Reynolds Esq. by John Keats
Arethusa by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley
A Dirge by Percy Bysshe Shelley
England In 1819 by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Flight Of Love by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hellas; A Lyrical Drama by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hymn To Intellectual Beauty by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Indian Serenade by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ode To The West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Song by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Song To The Men Of England by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanzas 1-45 by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanzas Written In Dejection, Near Naples by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To - (1) by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To A Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To Jane: The Invitation by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To Jane: The Recollection by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
To The Moon (1) by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Waning Moon by Percy Bysshe Shelley
With A Guitar, To Jane by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Apparition On The Lake by William Wordsworth
Character Of The Happy Warrior by William Wordsworth
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802 by William Wordsworth
Daffodils by William Wordsworth
Ecclesiastical Sonnets: Part 3: 34. Mutability by William Wordsworth
Extempore Effusion Upon The Death Of James Hogg by William Wordsworth
In London, Setpember 1802 by William Wordsworth
Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth
London, 1802 (2) by William Wordsworth
Lucy (1) by William Wordsworth
Lucy (2) by William Wordsworth
Lucy (3) by William Wordsworth
Lucy (4) by William Wordsworth
Lucy Gray; Or, Solitude by William Wordsworth
Nutting by William Wordsworth
Ode To Duty by William Wordsworth
Ode: Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth
On The Extinction Of The Venetian Republic by William Wordsworth
Perfect Woman by William Wordsworth
'the Prelude': Book Xi, 105-143 by William Wordsworth
The Rainbow [in The Sky] by William Wordsworth
Resolution And Independence by William Wordsworth
The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth
The Sonnet by William Wordsworth
To Toussaint L'ouverture by William Wordsworth
We Are Seven by William Wordsworth
The World; Sonnet by William Wordsworth
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

About the Author

Stanley Appelbaum served for decades as Dover's Editor in Chief until his retirement in 1996. He continues to work as a selector, compiler, editor, and translator of literature in a remarkable range of languages that includes Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Russian.

Customer Reviews

Perfect tool for a High school Student.
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The book also includes a short introduction by editor Stanley Appelbaum, who has edited several books in the Dover series, together with a brief sketch of each poet.
Robin Friedman
In this case it is a collection of the poetry of the great Romantics, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron.
Shalom Freedman

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Dale A. Favier on July 31, 2002
Format: Paperback
The price is certainly right. I used this book to teach a high-school poetry class. The selection of Blake is the weakest part of it: the selections from Innocence and Experience aren't ample enough to give a real sense for the book, and exclude some lyrics that I just couldn't do without (e.g. the "Holy Thursday" of Experience). The complete lack of notes (which originally I thought of as a plus :->) led to some unnecessary pain for students -- I remember one attempted close-reading of "The Extinction of the Venetian Republic" which toiled slowly through the poem, dealing with mysteries that wouldn't have been mysterious at all if there had been even a brief note on the political context of the poem.
On the plus side, there is not a bad poem in the whole book: every rift is loaded with ore. And it's an attractive paperback, nicely typeset, comfortable in the hands: it doesn't feel like a cheapo-cheapo book, which you'd rather expect from the price.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David Bennett VINE VOICE on June 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
Dover Thrift Edition books are known for providing classical literature for a great price, without abridging the material (unless they say so of course). This anthology is no exception. The best poets of the English Romantic period are included, including two of my favorites, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. Blake, Byron, Shelley, and Keats are also represented quite liberally.
Don't expect too much of this anthology outside of the actual poems themselves though. It is a Thrift Edition after all. The paper is strong, but not of the highest quality. There are brief introductions to each of the poets, but no real commentary or notes on the poems themselves. The editor does translate some of the ancient languages that the poets occasionally employ, like Latin and Greek. At the end there is an index of first-lines and titles. Also, I have to say, that these are not "romantic" as modern readers often use the term. "Romantic" refers to an era of art, music, philosophy, and literature where artists and writers allowed their emotions to overflow using a whole host of symbols, creating great works that owed more to the depths of the Imagination than the rational intellect. Coleridge was himself a theologian and philosopher and expressed many of his ideas of Imagination and eternal Symbol in his poems. Overall, this is a good sampling of some of the finest poetry available. Factoring in price and quantity, it is definitely 4 stars.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
I think most readers know what they are going to get with a 'Dover edition or reprint'. An attractive, spartan looking volume( It has changed in recent years and their volumes are more colorful) without extensive commentary or note. The works themselves.

In this case it is a collection of the poetry of the great Romantics, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron.

There are of course many anthologies of this poet, most with more elaborate notes and explication.

But I love many of these poems so much that I am happy to see them again in any new edition.

The poetry of the English Romantic period is among the greatest Mankind has.

On that basis primarily I would recommend this volume.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Reeve VINE VOICE on November 28, 2002
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Ralph Richardson was such a fine actor, how could he produce such a dreadful rendition of Coleridge and Blake? His 'Kubla Khan' sounds for all the world like a master of ceremonies at a boxing match -- 'And in the red corner, representing Xanadu...!' It's painful to listen to. He declaims and announces rather than recites. However -- and it is a big however -- Frederick Worlock's recitation of Burns and Anthony Quayle's Shelley and Wordsworth are superb. In particular, Quayle delivers Wordsworth with an insight and sensitivity that is truly remarkable. His is a carefully thought out and finely-honed performance. If these particular recordings are not available elsewhere (I have no idea if they are) then it's worth buying these tapes just for them. Worlock too is excellent, perfectly at home with Burns' dialect. But Quayle's performance is of the sort that takes you to another place.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have had this inexpensive Dover Thrift Edition anthology of English romantic poetry for many years. I keep it on a readily accessible shelf in my office and browse in it for inspiration. It is always a pleasure during a harried and wearying day simply to hold this little volume in my hands.

The book consists of a generous selection of 123 poems from six English romantic poets: William Blake (1757 - 1827); William Wordsworth (1770 -1850); Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834); Lord Byron (1778-1824); Percy Shelly (1792 - 1822); and John Keats (1795 - 1821). The book also includes a short introduction by editor Stanley Appelbaum, who has edited several books in the Dover series, together with a brief sketch of each poet.

For each poet, the selections include both short and long poems. The selections are extensive enough that they go beyond the familiar and will introduce most readers to works that are likely unfamiliar to them. The Blake selections include short poems from both "Songs of Innocence and "Songs of Experience" and other short lyrics. They also include longer works such as the "Proverbs of Hell" from "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell." Blake remains my favorite poet, and it is always good to be reminded of him. For example, here is Blake's short poem, "Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau", (p. 10) for my own edification and, I hope, to whet the reader's interest.

"Mock on, Mock on Voltaire Rousseau
Mock on Mock on! tis all in vain!
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