Imagination and Fancy; or Selections From the English Poets, Illustrative of those First Requisites of their Art; With Markings of the Best Passages, Critical Notices of the Writers, and an Essay in Answer to the Question "What is Poetry?"

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Imagination and Fancy; or Selections From the English Poets, Illustrative of those First Requisites of their Art; With Markings of the Best Passages, Critical Notices of the Writers, and an Essay in Answer to the Question "What is Poetry?"

HUNT, Leigh (ed.)

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Romantic poet Leigh Hunt assembled this collection of the great English poets and added his own essay "What Is Poetry?" The selections are interspersed with Hunt's critical comments so that the book is structured much like a textbook. Generally, Hunt reproduced the poem, or a selection from a longer work, and then isolated a few key passages for his commentary. The result is a general introduction to English poetry up to the time of Keats. Also Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, Beaumont, Fletcher, Middleton, Decker, Webster, Milton, Coleridge, and Shelley.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1844
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xii, 345 p. 20 cm. Green cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Worn, stained and bumped. Darkened spine. Cracking of covers near spine. Ink notations from 1840s front loose endpaper. Pencil marks and underlining. Some staining, esp. pp. 140-141, 206-207, 256-257, 312-315. Small binder's label on rear pastedown.

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