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The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918 [1971 reprint]

£19.99

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New Edition, 1971 reprint. Complete with original dust jacket.

The Oxford Book of English Verse was first published in 1900 and it initiated the famous series of Oxford Books that has been running ever since. It quickly established itself as a classic anthology, equal to Palgrave's Golden Treasury in popularity and public recognition. Having sold half a million copies in 21 impressions, a second edition appeared in 1939, extending the book by a hundred pages and increasing the representation of the early part of the twentieth century. Concentrating for the most part on lyrical poetry, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch sought to range over the whole field of English verse from the thirteenth century to the close of the First World War. He established an arrangement of the poets by date of birth, using modernized spelling after the very earliest poems. He held firmly to the belief that old favourites deserved their place as much as new discoveries, and held himself at odds with those who sneer at things long by catholic consent accounted beautiful'. In declaring the enduring nature of the English verse tradition, he ensured that The Oxford Book of English Verse would itself endure and prosper.

Includes a useful index of first lines.

Complete with original dust jacket (price-clipped) which does have some wear and small tears on the top of the spine. However the book itself is in a very good clean condition and the binding is sound.

Item details

Added value:
A very useful reference for any poetry lover
Author(s):
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.2 cm by 19.2 cm. 948g
Edition:
1971 reprint of 1939 edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198121075
ISBN-13:
9780198121077
Number of pages:
1166
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918

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New Edition, 1971 reprint. Complete with original dust jacket.

The Oxford Book of English Verse was first published in 1900 and it initiated the famous series of Oxford Books that has been running ever since. It quickly established itself as a classic anthology, equal to Palgrave's Golden Treasury in popularity and public recognition. Having sold half a million copies in 21 impressions, a second edition appeared in 1939, extending the book by a hundred pages and increasing the representation of the early part of the twentieth century. Concentrating for the most part on lyrical poetry, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch sought to range over the whole field of English verse from the thirteenth century to the close of the First World War. He established an arrangement of the poets by date of birth, using modernized spelling after the very earliest poems. He held firmly to the belief that old favourites deserved their place as much as new discoveries, and held himself at odds with those who sneer at things long by catholic consent accounted beautiful'. In declaring the enduring nature of the English verse tradition, he ensured that The Oxford Book of English Verse would itself endure and prosper.

Includes a useful index of first lines.

Complete with original dust jacket (price-clipped) which does have some wear and small tears on the top of the spine. However the book itself is in a very good clean condition and the binding is sound.

Added value:
A very useful reference for any poetry lover
Author(s):
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.2 cm by 19.2 cm. 948g
Edition:
1971 reprint of 1939 edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198121075
ISBN-13:
9780198121077
Number of pages:
1166
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918

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