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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It is a book of tales of various kinds , romantic , humorous , ghostly , and gory ,
written at any time over the past six hundred years ... Here is a classic tale of
cunning , Chaucer's ' Cock and Hen ' ; and a classic tale of greed , Chaucer's “
NOTES The Cock and the Hen is the Nun's Priest's tale in The Canterbury Tales .
The story of a cock being carried off by a fox , and obtaining his release by
inducing the fox to open his mouth to taunt his pursuers , may have been known
The Tale of a Pony , described as a true story ' , was originally printed , 3 June
1865 , in The Californian , a magazine which Bret Harte and a friend had
launched the year before . Bret Harte was twenty - eight when he wrote the tale ,
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