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During his life, Geoffrey Chaucer (bornc.1340) was courtier, diplomat, revenue collector, administrator, negotiator,overseer of building projects, landowner and knight of the shire.  He was servant, retainer, husband, friend andfather, but is now mainly known as a poet and ‘the f... read more

Canterbury Tales
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Edited with an Introduction, Chronology, Notes, Bibliography and Glossary by Roy Booth, Royal Holloway College, University of London.
John Donne (1572-1631) is a poet of concerted emotional and intellectual force, whose strenuously original approach to the subj... read more

Collected Poems of John Donne
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With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Anne Varty, Royal Holloway, University of London.
WILDE, GLAMOROUS AND NOTORIUS, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers of his verse to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The po... read more

Collected Poems of Oscar Wilde
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With an Introduction and Bibliography by Stephen Matterson, Trinity College, Dublin. Walt Whitman's verse gave the poetry of America a distinctive national voice. It reflects the unique vitality of the new nation, the vastness of the land and the emergence of a some... read more

Complete Poems of Walt Whitman
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John Milton (1608-74) has a strong claim to be considered the greatest English poet after Skakespeare. His early poems, collected and published in 1645, include the much loved pair 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' ('the cheerful man and the thoughtful man'), 'Lycidas' (... read more

English Poems of John Milton
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With an Introduction and Notes by Martin Scofield. Lyrical Ballads (1798 and 1800) constituted a quiet poetic revolution, both in its attitude to its subject-matter and its anti-conventional language. Those volumes and Wordsworth's and Coleridge's other major poems wer... read more

Lyrical Ballads & Other Poems
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Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Dr Bruce Woodcock, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Hull.
William Blake was an engraver, painter and visionary mystic as well as one of the most revolutionary of the Romantic poets. His writing attracted the as... read more

Selected Poems of William Blake
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With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Dr Bruce Woodcock, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Hull.
Shelley's short, prolific life produced some of the most memorable and well-known lyrics of the Romantic period. But he was also the most r... read more

Selected Poetry and Prose of Shelley
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The Canterbury Tales tells the story of 30 pilgrims who meet by chance at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, London, and journey together to the shrine of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury cathedral. To pass the time along the way, they tell stories to one another. This new transcr... read more

The Canterbury Tales
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This edition of the poetry of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) includes all the poems contained in the Definitive Edition of 1940. In his lifetime, Kipling was widely regarded as the unofficial Poet Laureate, and he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1... read more

The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling
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W. B. Yeats was Romantic and Modernist, mystical dreamer and leader of the Irish Literary Revival, Nobel prizewinner, dramatist and, above all, poet. He began writing with the intention of putting his 'very self' into his poems. T. S. Eliot, one of many who procla... read more

The Collected Poems of W.B.Yeats
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Lawrence's reputation as a novelist has often meant that his achievements in poetry have failed to receive the recognition they deserve. This edition brings together, in a form he himself sanctioned, his Collected Poems of 1928, the unexpurgated version of Pansi... read more

The Complete Poems of D.H.Lawrence
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