The Story of Poetry: English Poets and Poetry from Caedmon to Chaucer: v.1 by Michael Schmidt

The Story of Poetry: English Poets and Poetry from Caedmon to Chaucer: v.1 by Michael Schmidt

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A history of English poetry from its beginnings to 1500. The book divides into two halves - the first is an account of the poets' lives and times in which they wrote, the second an anthology of poetry from the first English poem by Caedmon, dated around 657AD, to Langland, Gower, and Chaucer.

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In this wonderfully entertaining and instructive book Michael Schmidt gives us a history of English poetry from its beginnings to 1500. The book divides into two halves - the first is a history of the poets' lives, the times during which they were writing, and an account of their works; and the second is an anthology of poetry from the first English poem by Caedmon, which can be dated to about 657AD, to Langland, Gower, Chaucer, Lydgate, Dunbar, and Hawes. Schmidt shows how language and the poetic imagination are shaped by politics and history, and brilliantly describes the workings of Old and Middle English, using modernised texts to render it unintimidating to our modern ears. This is an invaluable book for all readers of poetry and students who will find no other competing volume available. This is the first book in a major four-volume project to provide the most comprehensive history of English poetry.

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SKU GOR004173737
Title The Story of Poetry: English Poets and Poetry from Caedmon to Chaucer: v.1
Author By (author) Michael Schmidt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 0297647032
ISBN 13 9780297647034
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

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In this wonderfully entertaining and instructive book Michael Schmidt gives us a history of English poetry from its beginnings to 1500. The book divides into two halves - the first is a history of the poets' lives, the times during which they were writing, and an account of their works; and the second is an anthology of poetry from the first English poem by Caedmon, which can be dated to about 657AD, to Langland, Gower, Chaucer, Lydgate, Dunbar, and Hawes. Schmidt shows how language and the poetic imagination are shaped by politics and history, and brilliantly describes the workings of Old and Middle English, using modernised texts to render it unintimidating to our modern ears. This is an invaluable book for all readers of poetry and students who will find no other competing volume available. This is the first book in a major four-volume project to provide the most comprehensive history of English poetry.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004173737
Title The Story of Poetry: English Poets and Poetry from Caedmon to Chaucer: v.1
Author By (author) Michael Schmidt
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 416
ISBN 10 0297647032
ISBN 13 9780297647034
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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