The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse
Iona Opie, Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie, The Late Peter Opie, Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, 1983 - Всего страниц: 407
Succinctly called "a book of tales of various kinds, romantic, humorous, ghostly, and gory, written at any time over the past six hundred years" by the compilers, Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie, this universally-appealing collection of 59 poems presents a comprehensive literary tradition of narrative verse from Chaucer to Auden.
The anthology includes Pope's "The Rape of the Lock," Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Poe's "The Raven," and Carroll's "The Hunting of the Snark," along with such twentieth-century narrative classics as G.K. Chesterton's "Lepanto," Robert Frost's "The Code," Marriott Edgar's "The Lion and Albert," and W.H. Auden's "The Ballad of Barnaby." Abridgements and extracts from book-length narratives such as Spenser's The Faerie Queen and Milton's Paradise Lost add to the richness and variety of the collection. The Opies also provide extensive notes which trace the source of the poet's inspiration, whether fact or fiction, and demonstrate how the creative process has transformed that source into a work of art.
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... with oath and furious speech , began his freedom and assert the man ; And
when the parent checked his impious rage , How he had cursed the tyranny of
ageNay , once had dealt the sacrilegious blow On his bare head , and laid his
... and strove to pray , Received a blow , and trembling turned away , Or sobbed
and hid his piteous face ; —while he , The savage master , grinned in horrid glee
: He'd now the power he ever loved to show , A feeling being subject to his blow .
The blow , though turned , came yet too nigh ; It missed his helm , but gashed his
thigh : The Tuscans raised a joyful cry To see the red blood flow . 240 245 He
reeled , and on Herminius He leaned one breathing - space ; Then , like a wild
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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