A Treasury of Great Poems

This vintage assortment, lengthy famous as probably the most generally learn and finished anthologies of poetry within the English language, deals greater than 1,300 pages containing approximately 1,000 poems by way of nearly 2 hundred poets. starting with the earliest English ballads and decisions from the King James model of the Bible, the ebook maintains with the immortal works of Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, Whittier, Poe, Tennyson, and so forth, concluding with an excellent array of 20th-century poetry by means of such luminaries as Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, and Marianne Moore. Louis Untermeyer--the popular critic, biographer, and instructor who edited this extraordinary work--is stated to have brought extra poets to readers and extra readers to poetry than the other American. Treasury of serious Poems is listed by means of poet, poem and first traces.

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