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The Story of Poetry: English Poets from Skelton to Dryden

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The Story of Poetry: English Poets from Skelton to Dryden - Schmidt, Michael
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In this wonderfully entertaining and instructive book Michael Schmidt gives us a history of English poetry from 1500 to 1700. 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 the poetry itself. Schmidt shows how language and the poetic imagination are shaped by politics and history, and never more so than during the period of the Renaissance to the Restoration . This is an invaluable book ...

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The Story of Poetry: English Poets from Skelton to Dryden 2002, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297829386

Hardcover