The Oxford Book of Narrative Verse

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Iona Archibald Opie, Peter Opie
Oxford University Press, 1989 - 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 illuminates the 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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The Opies write in their preface that they have chosen (for the most part) poems that tell a straightforward and complete story. They also "....point out that narrative verse needs a different reading ... Читать весь отзыв

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER c 13431400
1
ANONYMOUS c 1475
22
ROBERT HENRYSON ?14301506
37
MICHAEL DRAYTON 15631631
54
ALEXANDER POPE 16881744
78
OLIVER GOLDSMITH 17301774
97
ROBERT BURNS 17591796
116
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE 17721834
122
ROBERT BROWNING 18121889
227
EDGAR ALLAN POE 18091849
244
WILLIAM MORRIS 18341896
270
BRET HARTE 18361902
288
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI 18281882
307
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON 18501894
316
RUDYARD KIPLING 18651936
323
ALFRED NOYES 18801958
341

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH 17701850
139
ROBERT SOUTHEY 17741843
153
GEORGE GORDON NOEL LORD BYRON 17881824
170
THOMAS HOOD 17991845
188
WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY 18111863
201
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY LORD MACAULAY 18001859
217
THOMAS HARDY 18401928
348
ROBERT FROST 18741963
354
CHARLES CAUSLEY 1917
372
Notes
386
Acknowledgements
402
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About the Editors:
Iona Opie and the late Peter Opie have written numerous other books, including Children's Games in Street and Playground, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, and The Oxford Book of Children's Verse.

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