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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But to that one man fell a great marvél : That one of them , in sleeping as he lay ,
Him met a wonder dream again the day . Him thought a man stood by his beddės
side , And him commanded that he should abide , And said him thus : “ If thou ...
And therefore , fairé Pertelote so dear , By such examples oldė mayst thou lear
That no man shouldė been too reckėless Of dreamės ; for I say thee , doubtėless ,
That many a dream full sore is for to dread . ' Lo , in the life of Saint Kenelm I read
300 305 310 Her eyes were open , but she still beheld , Now wide awake , the
vision of her sleep : There was a painful change , that nigh expelled The blisses
of her dream so pure and deep ; At which fair Madeline began to weep , And
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
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