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English Romantic Verse (Penguin Classics) Paperback – April 30, 1968
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Top Customer Reviews
What sets this compilation apart is its use more than the standard poets. Yes, you get plenty of Blake, Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, Byron, and Coleridge, but you also get some of the lesser known poets of the time, which in my mind makes this work more authoritative.
My only gripe is that when perusing the Wordsworth, there is no "Solitary Reaper" and "I wandered lonely as a cloud." It also has no "Kubla Khan" I love all three of these poems, and I suppose that they are so ubiquitous that they do not need to be in every anthology, but I wish they were present.
As a broad survey of the breadth of English Romantic verse, this book is quite well done. I use it as my textbook for Poetry in my British Literature class. I highly recommend it... but I still wish it had those three other poems.
There are of course many collections of 'English Romantic Poetry' and this Penguin one includes most of the great works.
Ordinarily English Romantic poetry is dated from 1798 with the publication of the 'Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge'. And though Wordsworth went on to write into the Victorian Period the great poetry is pretty finished in the early 1820's with the deaths of Shelley and Keats.
English Romantic Poetry gave a new freedom and richness of expression to the Language. Most often it is contrasted with the Poetry of Dryden- Pope which has come before. The Classic Poetry is the ' bucket or container' and the Romantic Poetry the spontaneous overflowing well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought the book for a poetry class of mine. Good selection of readings. Book quality isn't the best but that's expected from penguin.Published 4 months ago by Amzad
Cover was creased, pages were yellow. And I hate Penguin Books with their cheap paper and hard-to-read typeface. Read morePublished 6 months ago by 4jyelg93