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Elizabethan Lyrics from the Original Texts

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Title:Elizabethan Lyrics from the Original Texts
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.60)
Book ID:B009-PTY00044
Publisher:Capricorn Books, New York, New York, U.S.A, 1960
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
Capricorn Books, 1960, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback Edition

black titles spine with green floral decoration; jacket design by Oscar Ogg; "Norman Ault's 'Elizabethan Lyrics' was first published in England in 1925 and promptly became a classic, at once the most scholarly and the most imaginative anthology ever compiled in the rich field of Elizabethan poetry. The book was available for only a brief time in this country, but it found its way to the book shelves of students of the period. Then in 1940 all the undistributed copies in existence were destroyed in the Blitz. In restoring this noble collection to print, Mr. Ault has revised and corrected it in the light of the most recent textual and bibliographical discoveries. The 640 poems are as diverse in form as they are in content. Love poetry predominates, but in ranges in tone from passionate to frivolous; sometimes quicksilver gay, sometimes eloquently mournful. The Elizabethan lyric is a product of the greatest and freshest period of English letters. The English language was new in the sixteenth century, and words used in improbable but not impossible ways yielded an endless array of startling.and delightful effects. For people who read poetry for the sheer and simple pleasure of it, this book will be a source of limitless enjoyment and it is the most complete and authoritative collection there is ever likely to be."; a thick book with minor vertical creasing to spine but it remains tight & well-bound; pages a little browned with age; including notes, biographical notes & indexes - 560 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Elizabethan Poetry; England; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: PTY00044.
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