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The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse By Edited by Roger Lonsdale

The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse
by Edited by Roger Lonsdale

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This anthology succeeds in illustrating the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. In addition to the selections from various poets, the anthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society.
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The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse by Edited by Roger Lonsdale

No previous anthology has succeeded in illustrating so thoroughly the kinds of verse actually written in the eighteenth century. The familiar tradition is fully represented by selections from such poets as Pope, Swift, Tomson, Gray, Smart, Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns, and Blake. In addition, the anthology includes verse by many forgotten writers, both men and women, from all levels of society. Although they have never figured in conventional literary history, they wrote humorous, idiosyncratic, and graphic verse about their personal experience and the world around them, in a way that should challenge received ideas about the periods restraints and inhibitions. This book is intended for general readers; students of 18th century English literature; collectors of `Oxford Books of'.

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About Edited by Roger Lonsdale



About the Editor
Roger Lonsdale is Fellow and Tutor in English at Balliol College, Oxford University. He is also the author of Dr. Charles Burney and The Poems of Gray, Collins and Goldsmith.

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GOR001064114
The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse by Edited by Roger Lonsdale
Edited by Roger Lonsdale
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1987-09-07
912
0192820540
9780192820549
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