Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In placing before the public this collection of Edgar Poe's poetical works, it is requisite to point out in what respects it differs from, and is superior to, the numerous collections which have preceded it. Until recently, all editions, whether American or English, of Poe's poems have been verbatim reprints of the first posthumous collection, published at New York in 1850. In 1874 I began drawing attention to the fact that unknown and unreprinted poetry by Edgar Poe was in existence. Most, if not all, of the specimens issued in my articles have since been reprinted by different editors and publishers, but the present is the first occasion on which all the pieces referred to have been garnered into one sheaf. Besides the poems thus alluded to, this volume will be found to contain many additional pieces and extra stanzas, nowhere else published or included in Poe's works. Such verses have been gathered from printed or manuscript sources during a research extending over many years.In addition to the new poetical matter included in this volume, attention should, also, be solicited on behalf of the notes, which will be found to contain much matter, interesting both from biographical and bibliographical points of view. John H. Ingram...
Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-01-01
First published in London in 1888, this is the complete works of one of the great poets of English Romanticism in ten charming, compact volumes. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850), Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death, limned some of the finest verse in the English language, tender poetry on human love and the natural world-some of his most memorable lines describe England's beautiful Lake District, where he spent much of his life, as filtered through his sensitive and serious heart. Beloved of readers for centuries, Wordsworth's timeless verse is a treasure to enjoy for the nourishment of one's own soul, and to share with other lovers of language.
Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) is judged by many to be Romania's most original philosopher and greatest poet of the twentieth century. While scholars with access to his works in Romanian are well-aware of their importance, his work has remained, up to now, little known in the English-speaking world. Blaga the poet is inextricably bound up with Blaga the philosopher. This is not to say that his poetry was simply the lyrical expression of his philosophical ideas. He himself always insisted that he wrote poetry in response to a deep creative impulse and denied that he was following some preconceived plan or blueprint. We must take him at his word, for examples abound of ideas and images appearing first in poems that only later on would be fully elaborated in his trilogies. Yet, it is equally true that Blaga the poet and Blaga the philosopher pursued similar goals: to uncover the meaning of existence and to account for man's place in the universe. This book represents the first substantial effort to make Blaga's poetical works accessible to a wider audience. A complete collection of Blaga's poetry, this volume provides readers with insight into the work of this remarkable Romanian scholar. The poems are translated into English by Brenda Walker, one of the best known translators of Romanian poetry into English, along with Stelian Apostolescu. The book includes a foreword by the noted Romanian scholar Mircea Borcila and a comprehensive introduction on Blaga's life and work by the foremost American specialist on Blaga, Keith Hitchins. Also included is a Chronology of Blaga's life compiled by Magda Theodorescu.
Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe (1839) is a remarkable collection by the romantic poet, Shelley, who wrote more than a thousand pages of poetry over his career. It presents the origin and history of each of his writings as well as the intricacies of the poetry that has kept him alive on the modern literary scene. Mary Shelley edited this delicate commentary.
Famed for his nonsense poem ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, Edward Lear developed a unique literary nonsense technique in both limericks and prose, which he illustrated with his own hilarious artwork. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical works of Edward Lear, with all the original illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lear's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry books * All the original poetry books and all illustrated with the original illustrations * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Rare poems posthumously published, not available in other collections * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special section on Lear's artworks - explore the artist’s naturalist and landscape works * Features a brief biography * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Poetry Collections A BOOK OF NONSENSE NONSENSE SONGS, STORIES, BOTANY AND ALPHABETS MORE NONSENSE, PICTURES, RHYMES, BOTANY, ETC. LAUGHABLE LYRICS, A FOURTH BOOK OF NONSENSE POEMS, SONGS, BOTANY, MUSIC, ETC. NONSENSE SONGS AND STORIES POSTHUMOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Selected Paintings LIST OF ARTWORKS The Biography BRIEF BIOGRAPHY by Franklin Lushington Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
This volume contains a complete collection of poetry written by the seminal Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelly. Shelley’s poetry is infused with his belief in the power of human love and his faith in the perpetual improvement and ultimate progress of human kind. His lyric poems, for which he is famous, are exquisite in their beauty, profundity, and masterful composure. This collection would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is highly recommended for all poetry lovers. The poems contained herein include: "Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem", "To Harriet", "Alastor: Or, the Spirit of Solitude", "Alastor, The Revolt of Islam", "Canto First", "Canto Second", etcetera - as well as substantial introductory notes. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.