The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry (Paperback)

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By Jonathan Wordsworth (Editor), Jessica Wordsworth (Editor)
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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

About the Author


Jonathan Wordsworth was a Fellow of Saint Catherine's College, Oxford, and Faculty Lecturer in Romanticism in the English Faculty, Oxford University. He was also Chairman of the Trustees of Dove Cottage, Grasmere (the Wordsworth Archive). The author of The Music of Humanity and William Wordsworth, The Borders of Vision, and editor of Bicentenary Wordsworth Studies, he was at work on several other Wordsworth editions and studies.

Jonathan Wordsworth is descended from William Wordsworth's younger brother, Christopher. He is chairman of the Wordsworth Trust and retired professor of English literature at Oxford.
Jessica Wordsworth is administrator of the Wordsworth Winter School and Summer Conference at Grasmere.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140435689
ISBN-10: 0140435689
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: February 28th, 2006
Pages: 1005
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics