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Description - Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy

The Reliques is a collection of ballads, songs, romances and historical poetry, annotated with Percy's literary-antiquarian observations. It is a seminal text in English literature, one that profoundly influenced writers from Thomas Chatterton to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites. Until now, the first edition has not been available to scholars of the eighteenth century and British and European Romanticism. A superb example of period publishing, it includes scarce proofsheets, excluded from the original edition, as well as new critical and bibliographical introduction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415143813
ISBN-10: 0415143810
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 1316
Imprint: Routledge/Thoemmes Press, an imprint of Taylor & F
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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