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DESCRIPTION OF BOOK: A MASTERFUL SELECTION OF WORKS FROM ONE OF THE RICHEST OF ALL LITERARY PERIODS. WILLIAM BLAKE, ROBERT BURNS,SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, LORD BYRON, PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, JOHN KEATS, RALPH WALDO EMERSON, EDGAR ALLAN POE. AND MANY OTHERS. "I FIND IT HARD TO USE ANYTHING BUT SUPERLATIVES ON THE AUDEN-PEARSONCOLLECTION OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN VERSE. IT IS THE BEST (AND I KNOW IT IS THE BEST) COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF ITS KIND IN EXISTENCE." - HORACE GREGORY.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140150520
ISBN-10: 0140150528
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 24mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Viking Portable Library
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1977
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W. H. Auden

W.H. Auden was born in 1907 and went to Oxford University, where he became Professor of Poetry from 1956 to 1960. After the publication of his Poems in 1930, he became the acknowledged leader of the 'thirties poets'. His poetic output was prolific, and he also wrote verse plays in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, with whom he visited china. In 1946 he became a U.S. citizen. He died in 1973.

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