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Robin Hood: A Fragment. With Other Fragments and Poems By R. S. & C. S.

SOUTHEY, The Late Robert; SOUTHEY, Caroline

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Caroline Bowles's first meeting with her future husband, Robert Southey, in 1820, led to the idea of a jointly-written epic poem about Robin Hood. Unfortunately, they only produced this fragment, published after Southey's death. From the beginning, Caroline had great difficulty with the metre Southey chose; "It is to me just like attempting to drive a tilbury in a tram-road", she wrote. Fortunately, the other poems in this volume were more successful.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1847
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xx, 248 p. 20 cm. Purple cloth hardcover with faded spine, torn spine ends, bumped corners. Old ex library with labels on front endpapers. Small binder's stamp on rear pastedown. Ink stamp and thumbing on p. 73.