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Product Details

  • Series: Penguin Classics
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reissue edition (April 30, 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140421025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140421026
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.7 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The poems in this book are really well done and presented. You get the full range of English Romantic poets from the very early transitional poets, Thomson, Gray and Collins, to the first true romantics, Blake.

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.
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This book contains some excellent poetry in it that is worth reading. The introduction to the book is a fascinating attempt to explain the Romantic Era as a reaction to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The problem is that the book does not include very much information about the individual poets, or the poems themselves. There are only a few mentionings confined to the introduction, which is not enough. The Romantic Era is a period during which it is especially important to have information about the authors and poems, whose lives were often fascinating in their own.
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English poetry is one of the great bodies of Poetry in the world. English Romantic Poetry is one of the great summits of English Poetry. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats- these four in and by themselves constitute an incredible concentration of poetry at its best.

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.
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By J on January 28, 2013
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I bought this for a class. It was in decent condition and the price was great. It had a good selection of poets and poetry available.
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By Anastasia on December 24, 2012
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if you feel like poem for the moment, that is right book for you!!!good condition of it! just enjoy reading
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