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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By God , me met I was in such mischief SS 60 65 70 batailled ) battlemented toon
) toes cleped ) called dis wise debonair ) meek locken in every lith ) locked in
every limb ' My lief is faren in land ' ) ' My love has gone to foreign lands '
Thus blindly driven , by breaking day they viewed The land before them , and
their fears renewed ; The land was welcome , but the tempest bore The
threatened ship against a rocky shore . A winding bay was near ; to this they bent
, And just ...
570 And now , all in my own countree , I stood on the firm land ! The Hermit
stepped forth from the boat , And scarcely he could stand . $ 75 The ancient
Mariner “ O shrieve me , shrieve me , holy man ! ” earnestly entreateth The Hermit
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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