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Description - The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950 by Helen Dame Gardner

The New Oxford Book of English Verse is now firmly established as a classic anthology of English poetry. Chosen by the distinguished scholar and critic, Dame Helen Gardner, the book makes available in one volume the full range and variety of English non-dramatic verse. Dame Helen Gardner reflected the critical consensus of the day in broadening her choices beyond those of Quiller-Couch's lyrical tastes, and the anthology balances poems that deal with public events and historic occasions with poems of private life, and religious, moral or political verse with satire and light verse. All the major poets are fully represented, and there are also superb works by lesser known poets, and many surprises among the favourites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198121367
ISBN-10: 0198121369
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 137mm x 51mm)
Pages: 992
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1972
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Helen Dame Gardner

Dame Helen Gardner was Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, a distinguished scholar and author of books including The Metaphysical Poets, In Defence of the Imagination, and The Art of T. S. Eliot.