Best known for the poems ‘The Bridge of Sighs’ and ‘The Song of the Shirt’, the English poet Thomas Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch, and is regarded by some as the finest English poet between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. For the first time in digital publishing, this volume presents Hood’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hood's life and works

* Concise introduction to the life and poetry of Thomas Hood

* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* The texts are taken from the Oxford University Press edition of Hood’s Complete Poetical Works, edited by Walter Jerrold

* Excellent formatting of the poems

* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry

* Easily locate the poems you want to read

* Includes Hood's rare Juvenilia text ‘The Bandit’

* Features a bonus biography - discover Hood's literary life

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Life and Poetry of Thomas Hood

BRIEF INTRODUCTION: THOMAS HOOD

ODES AND ADDRESSES TO GREAT PEOPLE (1825)

WHIMS AND ODDITIES. FIRST SERIES (1826)

WHIMS AND ODDITIES. SECOND SERIES (1827)

THE PLEA OF THE MIDSUMMER FAIRIES, HERO AND LEANDER, LYCUS THE CENTAUR, AND OTHER POEMS (1827)

THE EPPING HUNT (1829)

COMIC MELODIES (1830)

THE DREAM OF EUGENE ARAM, THE MURDERER

VERSES FROM TYLNEY HALL (1834)

HOOD’S OWN: OR, LAUGHTER YEAR TO YEAR (1839)

POEMS FROM ‘UP THE RHINE’ (1840)

WHIMSICALITIES: A PERIODICAL GATHERING (1844)

MISCELLANEOUS UNCOLLECTED POEMS (1821-1845)

JUVENILIA

APPENDIX: J. H. REYNOLDS’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ‘ODES AND ADDRESSES TO GREAT PEOPLE’ (1825)


The Poems

LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER


The Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION TO THOMAS HOOD by William Michael Rossetti


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English Poetry, Volume 2 – An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It’s estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. It’s sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation. It surely follows that when we add the talents of Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling and Blake to a myriad of others that its beauty and reach entrance us with their thoughts and visions. In two volumes these remarkable poems present a wonderful companion through the long heritage of the English Language and its poets. The poems in volume 2 are; English Poetry - An Introduction; Bright Star - John Keats; La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats; I Remember I Remember - Thomas Hood; Ballad - Thomas Hood; No! - Thomas Hood; If Thou Must Love Me - Elizabeth Barrett Browning; How Do I Love Thee - Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Ulysses - Alfred Lord Tennyson; Lady Clare – Alfred Lord Tennyson; from Pied Piper Of Hamblin - Robert Browning; Home Thoughts From Abroad - Robert Browning; The Jumblies - Edward Lear; Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold; Remember - Christina Rossetti; In The Willow Shade - Christina Rossetti; The Oxen - Thomas Hardy; Ah Are You Digging My Grave - Thomas Hardy; The Darkling Thrush - Thomas Hardy; Spring - Gerald Manley Hopkins; Epithalamion - Gerald Manley Hopkins; Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now - AE Houseman; If - Rudyard Kipling; Tommy - Rudyard Kipling; The Way That Lovers Use - Rupert Brooke; Love - Rupert Brooke; The Old Vicarage Of Grantchester; Rupert Brooke
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