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The History of English Poetry
The History of English Poetry
The History of English Poetry
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The History of English Poetry

Written by Peter Whitfield

Narrated by Derek Jacobi

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Great poetry can indeed outlast stone and the glory of princes, and the English poetic tradition is perhaps the richest in the world. This audiobook tells the story of that tradition through its towering figures – Spenser and Shakespeare, Milton and Dryden, Wordsworth and Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson and Eliot – and through scores of other poets. Clear and accessible, blending criticism with imagination and illustrated with scores of quotations, this new history will delight all who care about the past and the future of English poetry.
LanguageEnglish
Release dateSep 1, 2009
ISBN9789629548193
The History of English Poetry

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    A good look at a thousand years of English poetry. Left me wanting to read more deeply the poets cited.

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