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 thilkė tale is all too long to tell , And eek it is nigh day , I may not dwell .
Shortly I say , as for conclusión , That I shall han of this avisión Adversity ; and I
say furthermore , That I ne tell of laxatives no store , For they been venomous , I
wot it ...
Ah , Gossip dear , We're safe enough ; here in this armchair sit , And tell me how-
' ' Good Saints ! not here , not here ; Follow me , child , or else these stones will
be thy bier . ' 105 Πο He followed through a lowly arched way , Brushing the ...
By that Heaven that bends above us — by that God we both adore— Tell this soul
with sorrow laden if , within the distant Aidenn , It shall clasp a sainted maiden
whom the angels name LenoreClasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER C 13431400
ANONYMOUS c 1475
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
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