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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His norice him expounded every deal His sweven , and bad him for to keep him
well For treason ; but he n'as but seven year old , And therefore little tale hath he
told Of any dream , so holy was his heart . By God ! I haddė liefer than my shirt ...
275 By none but me can the tale be told , The butcher of Rouen , poor Berold . (
Lands are swayed by a King on a throne . ) ' Twas a royal train put forth to sea ,
Yet the tale can be told by none but me . ( The sea hath no King but God alone . )
The White Ship , which Rossetti finished writing in the spring of 1880 , was
included in Ballads and Sonnets , 1881 , his last book before his death . ' Every
incident in the ballad , ' he told his mother , ' including that of the boy at the end ,
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