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Peter Washington

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Peter Washington is the editor of many of the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, and is the author of Madame Blavatsky's Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America.   

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Anna Akhmatova

Written by Anna Akhmatova
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $14.95

A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatova—denounced by the Soviet regime for her “eroticism, mysticism, and political indifference”—is one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived... Read more >

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Browning: Poems

Written by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $14.95

Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning are without parallel in the nineteenth century: celebrated poets, they became equally famous for their marriage. Still popular more than a century after their deaths, their poetry vividly reflects the unique nature of their relationship.

This collection presents the Brownings' work in the context of their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Browning: Poems

Written by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Eliot: Poems

Written by T. S. Eliot
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $14.95

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Les Miserables

Written by Victor Hugo
Translated by Charles E. Wilbour
Introduction by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 1480 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $30.00

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Kipling: Poems

Written by Rudyard Kipling
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $14.95

Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children’s literature, controversial for his enthusiasm for British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling remains one of the most widely read writers of Victorian and modern English literature. In addition to writing more than two dozen works of fiction, including Kim and The Jungle Book, Kipling was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Kipling: Poems

Written by Rudyard Kipling
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 23, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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Letters

Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington
Introduction by Lady Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $12.50

Mozart's remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. Here are letters to and from Mozart's domineering father, Leopold, the earliest of which describes his six-year-old son's accomplishments.

There are letters from the 12-year-old Mozart to his mother and sister; adoring... Read more >
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Letters

Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Edited by Michael Rose and Peter Washington
Introduction by Lady Wallace


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Rumi

Written by Jalal Al-Din Rumi
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $14.95

The poetry of the medieval Persian sage Rumi combines lyrical beauty with spiritual profundity, a sense of rapture, and acute awareness of human suffering in ways that speak directly to contemporary audiences.

Trained in Sufism—a mystic tradition within Islam—Rumi founded the Sufi order known to us as the Whirling Dervishes, who... Read more >

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Comic Poems

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $13.50

This treasury of humorous poems brings together a sparkling constellation of witty poets–from Lord Rochester to Lewis Carroll, from Edward Lear to Ogden Nash, from Dorothy Parker to W. H. Auden–and embraces a wide range of forms, including limericks, clerihews, ballads, sonnets, and nonsense verse.

Comic Poems is studded with unforgettable classics... Read more >

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Detective Stories

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $15.00

Now, in the appealing and collectible Pocket Classics format, an anthology of beloved, classic detective stories—riveting and irresistibly addictive tales of crimes and those who unravel them.

Beginning with modern masters such as Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Ian Rankin, this collection works its way back through the golden age of the... Read more >

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Poems About Food and Drink
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $14.95

Eating and drinking and the rituals that go with them are at least as important as loving in most people's lives, yet for every hundred anthologies of poems about love, hardly one is devoted to the pleasures of the table. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry abundantly fills the gap.

All kinds of... Read more >

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Pocket Poets: Love & Friendship
Friendship Poems; Love Letters; Love Poems; Love Songs and Sonnets
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $54.00

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Erotic Poems

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $13.50

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Friendship Poems

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 10, 1995
Price: $13.50

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Ghost Stories

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $15.00

A new anthology of classic ghost stories—the second volume in the beautiful and collectible Pocket Classics format.

The chilling classic stories gathered here offer a remarkable variety of approaches to the theme of haunting. Revenge comes from beyond the grave in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Body-Snatcher,” while visions of the dead come... Read more >

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Haiku

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.95

Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those... Read more >

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Love Letters

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 23, 1996
Price: $13.50

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Love Poems

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $13.50

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Love Songs and Sonnets

Written by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 28, 1997
Price: $13.50

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover edition includes Ronsard's famous sonnets to Helene, Dorothy Parker's sardonic reflections on men and Anne Bradstreet's touching poem "To my Husband." Shakespeare is here,  of course, and Burnas, whose comparison of his love to a red, red rose remains one of the most celebrated of all... Read more >

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Persian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.95

The Middle Ages saw an extraordinary flowering of Persian poetry. Though translations began appearing in Europe in the nineteenth century, these remarkable poets--Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Saadi, Sanai, Attar, Hafiz, and Jami--are still being discovered in the West.

The great medieval Persian poets owe much to the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam... Read more >

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Poems of Mourning

Written by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $13.50

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Poems of Sleep and Dreams

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $14.95

Poets have always drawn inspiration from the wild fancies of dream-life. We spend a third of our lives asleep, and throughout history our nocturnal visions have engaged the interpretive talents of our greatest writers.

This treasury of poets—Sidney, Donne, Blake, Keats, Wordsworth, Whitman, Rilke, Plath, Graves, Roethke, Bishop, Moore, Updike, and many... Read more >

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Prayers
Pocket Poets
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $12.50

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