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Herbert: Poems

Written by George Herbert


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4329-3 (1-4000-4329-8)

George Herbert is one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets. Though profoundly religious, even secular readers respond to his quiet intensity and exuberant inventiveness. Herbert experimented brilliantly with a remarkable variety of forms, from hymns and sonnets to "pattern poems" printed in the shape of their subject. His religious... Read more >
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Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Written by Constance Hieatt


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1988
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21347-8 (0-553-21347-4)

Written by an unknown poet around the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxon literature transforms legends, history and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf. A stirring portrait of a heroic world—somber, vast and magnificent. Read more >
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Gilgamesh

Written by Derrek Hines


Format: Trade Paperback, 84 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7733-5 (1-4000-7733-8)

The epic of Gilgamesh is the first great book of man's heart. Inscribed onto clay tablets around 2400 BC, it enthralled the ancient world with a story of love, heroism, friendship, grief, and defiance of the Gods. That it continues to speak to us today, despite its fragmentary state, is testimony... Read more >
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Hopkins: Poems

Written by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-44469-5 (0-679-44469-6)

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition contains a full selection of Hopkins's work, including selected verse, prose, and letters, and an index of first lines. Read more >

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Mortal Beauty, God's Grace
Major Poems and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Written by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72566-1 (0-375-72566-0)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of English poetry’s most brilliant stylistic innovators, and one of the most distinguished poets of any age. However, during his lifetime he was known not as a poet but as a Jesuit priest, and his faith was essential to his work. His writings... Read more >

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Joyce: Poems and a Play

Written by James Joyce


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-71233-3 (0-375-71233-X)

This selection of the major poems James Joyce published in his lifetime is accompanied by his only surviving play, Exiles.

Joyce is most celebrated for his remarkable novel Ulysses, and yet he was also a highly accomplished poet. Chamber Music is his debut collection of lyrical love poems, which he intended... Read more >

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Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Written by John Keats
Introduction by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75669-6 (0-375-75669-8)

“I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,” John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a... Read more >
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Keats: Poems

Written by John Keats


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-43319-4 (0-679-43319-8)

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets edition contains a full selection of Keats's work, including his lyric poems, narrative poems, letters, and an index of first lines. Read more >
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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-26711-5 (0-307-26711-3)

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 >
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Rudyard Kipling
Complete Verse
Written by Rudyard Kipling


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 27, 1988
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26089-3 (0-385-26089-X)

Witty, profound, wildly funny, acerbic and occasionally savage, Rudyard Kipling's poems continue to delight readers of all ages. Included are both the familiar favorites and Kipling's lesser-known works. This is the only complete collection of Kipling's poems available in paperback. Read more >

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The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis
Introduction by E.B. White


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-70092-6 (0-307-70092-5)

A selection of the best of the hilarious free-verse poems by the irreverent cockroach poet Archy and his alley-cat pal Mehitabel.

Don Marquis’s famous fictional insect appeared in his newspaper columns from 1916 into the 1930s, and he has delighted generations of readers ever since. A poet in a former life, Archy... Read more >
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Marvell: Poems

Written by Andrew Marvell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 15, 2004
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4252-4 (1-4000-4252-6)

Andrew Marvell was one of the chief wits and satirists of his time as well as a passionate defender of individual liberty. Today, however, he is known chiefly for his brilliant lyric poetry, which includes "The Garden," "The Definition of Love," "Bermudas," "To His Coy Mistress," and the "Horatian Ode" to... Read more >
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Poems of the Sea

Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41329-2 (0-375-41329-4)

Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind's nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of... Read more >

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Translated by W.S. Merwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70992-0 (0-375-70992-4)

A splendid new translation of the classic Arthurian tale of enchantment, adventure, and romance, presented alongside the original Middle English text.

Capturing the pace, impact, and richly alliterative language of the original text, W. S. Merwin has imparted a new immediacy to a spellbinding narrative, written centuries ago by a poet whose... Read more >

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The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Hardcover, 1408 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 13, 2007
Price: $55.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64253-4 (0-679-64253-6)

“In this landmark edition, teachers will discover a powerful ally in bringing the excitement of Milton's poetry and prose to new generations of students. In the clarity of its overall conception, its thoroughness, and its never-faltering attention to literary and historical detail, the Modern Library Milton promises to serve almost as... Read more >
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The Complete Poetry of John Milton

Written by John Milton
Edited by John T. Shawcross


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 6, 1971
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-02351-1 (0-385-02351-0)

The first complete annotated edition of Milton's poetry available in a one-volume paperback. The text is established from original sources, with collations of all known manuscripts, chronology and verbal variants recorded. Works in Latin, Greek and Italian are included with new literal translations. Read more >
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Milton: Poems
Pocket Poets
Written by John Milton


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 22, 1996
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-679-45099-3 (0-679-45099-8)

This Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover edition contains selections from Milton's work, including sonnets, occasional poems, portions of Comus, Samson Agonistes, as well as Books I--XII of Paradise Lost. Read more >
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Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the Complete Shorter Poems

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8371-5 (0-8129-8371-8)

Derived from the Modern Library’s esteemed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this new volume, extensively revised and updated by its editors, contains Milton’s two late masterpieces, the brief epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, these works have inspired new controversy and... Read more >
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Darwin
A Life in Poems
Written by Ruth Padel


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 9, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71192-3 (0-375-71192-9)

Now in paperback, the intimate and highly original interpretation of the life and work of Charles Darwin, by acclaimed poet and Darwin's direct descendant Ruth Padel.

Padel is the great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin, and in this collection of exceedingly readable, vivid verse, she brings us his life, not only following the great... Read more >
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Lives of the Poets

Written by Michael Schmidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70604-2 (0-375-70604-6)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years—spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language.

Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed “a... Read more >
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Love Poems & Sonnets of William Shakespeare

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 3, 1957
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-01733-6 (0-385-01733-2)

The greatest sonnets ever written, by the greatest poet and playwright in the English language--now in a handsome edition featuring exquisite color illustrations. Read more >
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The Poems

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21309-6 (0-553-21309-1)

The best-known and most enduring of William Shakespeare's poems, his 154 sonnets, were circulated in handwritten copies, "among his private friends," in the mid-to-late 1590s. Shakespeare wrote nearly all of these excruciatingly personal lyrics, in their tightly prescribed form, during the first decade of his theatrical career, and during a brief... Read more >
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Shakespeare: Poems

Written by William Shakespeare


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-43320-0 (0-679-43320-1)

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover edition contains selections from Shakespeare's work, including his sonnets, his narrative poems Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, songs and speeches, and an index of first lines. Read more >
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Shelley: Poems

Written by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-42909-8 (0-679-42909-3)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets.  A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with a lyric touch second to none, Shelley personified the richly various—and contradictory—energies of his time. This compact yet comprehensive collection showcases... Read more >
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Graven With Diamonds
The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Written by Nicola Shulman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-207-3 (1-58642-207-3)

Nicola Shulman interweaves the bloody events of Henry VIII’s reign with the story of English love poetry and the life of its first master, Henry VIII’s most glamorous and enigmatic subject: Sir Thomas Wyatt.

Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his sinister minister... Read more >
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