Delphi Poetry Anthology: The World's Greatest Poems

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Inspired by the bestselling Delphi Poets Series, this eBook features The World's Greatest Poems, with verses and extracts from poetical plays and seminal epic poems that have shaped the course of poetry over the centuries. From the earliest beginnings of Western literature in Homer's epics, to the Renaissance masterpieces of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare; from the evocative beauty of the Romantic poets to the brilliance of Yeats, the War Poets and other modern masters, this collection provides hundreds of the world's most beloved poets and thousands of treasured verses. (Version 2)

* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Wide breadth of poets from across time and cultures
* Special alphabetical contents tables for the poems and poets
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order

CONTENTS:

The World’s Greatest Poems
CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
LIST OF POETS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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Regarded as the most gifted devotional lyricist of British poetry, George Herbert was associated with the metaphysical poets, producing deeply influential verses in the early seventeenth century. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Herbert’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herbert's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes rare translations of Herbert's Latin and Greek verses (translated by Alexander B. Grosart and Richard Wilton) – first time in digital print
* Features the first biography on the poet by Izaak Walton - discover Herbert's fascinating life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Life and Poetry of George Herbert
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: GEORGE HERBERT
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE POETRY

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Biography
THE LIFE OF MR. GEORGE HERBERT by Izaak Walton

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American poet and critic, Ezra Pound was a major figure of the modernist movement, whose poetry collections and development of Imagism advocated clarity, precision and economy of language. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This comprehensive volume presents Pound’s early poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pound's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry collections and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Rare poetry collections appearing in digital print for the first time
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Features the rare translations of ‘Noh’ Japanese dramas, first time in digital print
* Includes a selection of Pound's non-fiction
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: this is the most complete collection possible of Pound’s poetry in the US, due to copyright. When more texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the collection as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
HILDA’S BOOK
A LUME SPENTO
A QUINZAINE FOR THIS YULE
PERSONAE
EXULTATIONS
THE SPIRIT OF ROMANCE
CANZONI
THE SONNETS AND BALLATE OF GUIDO CAVALCANTI
RIPOSTES
CATHAY
LUSTRA
ARNAUT DANIEL
PAVANNES AND DIVISIONS
QUIA PAUPER AMAVI
HUGH SELWYN MAUBERLEY
UMBRA
UNPUBLISHED VERSES

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poetical Dramas
‘NOH’, OR, ACCOMPLISHMENT: A STUDY OF THE CLASSICAL STAGE OF JAPAN

The Prose
INSTIGATIONS OF EZRA POUND
Translation of ‘THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE’ by Remy de Gourmont

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The Italian Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto’s epic poem ‘Orlando Furioso’ is one of the most influential works of world poetry, celebrated for its instrumental role in establishing humanism. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete ‘Orlando Furioso’, in both English and the original Italian, with beautiful illustrations, special dual text feature and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Ariosto's life and works
* Concise introductions to the epic poems
* Includes Matteo Maria Boiardo's ‘Orlando Innamorato’, which inspired Ariosto to continue the tale in ‘Orlando Furioso’
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original Renaissance texts
* ‘Orlando Furioso’ is fully illustrated with Gustave Doré’s celebrated artwork
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Easily locate the cantos and sections you want to read
* Provides a special dual English and Italian text, allowing readers to compare ‘Orlando Furioso’ stanza by stanza – ideal for students
* Features two biographies - discover Ariosto's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Epic Poems
ORLANDO INNAMORATO by Matteo Maria Boiardo
ORLANDO FURIOSO

The Italian Text
CONTENTS OF THE ITALIAN TEXT

The Dual Text
CONTENTS OF THE DUAL TEXT

The Biographies
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: LODOVICO ARIOSTO
ARIOSTO: CRITICAL NOTICE OF HIS LIFE AND GENIUS by Leigh Hunt

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A friend of Shakespeare, the Elizabethan poet Michael Drayton produced a prolific body of works of innovative metres and forms. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Drayton’s collected works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Drayton's life and works
* Concise introduction to the life and poetry of Drayton
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes many rare poems available in no other collection
* Also includes Drayton’s only extant drama, SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE
* Features a bonus biography - discover Drayton's Elizabethan world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Life and Poetry of Michael Drayton
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: MICHAEL DRAYTON

The Poetry Collections
THE HARMONY OF THE CHURCH
IDEA, THE SHEPHERD’S GARLAND
THE LEGEND OF PIERS GAVESTON
IDEA’S MIRROR
MATILDA
ENDIMION AND PHOEBE
MORTIMERIADOS
THE LEGEND OF ROBERT, DUKE OF NORMANDY
ENGLAND’S HEROICAL EPISTLES
THE BARONS’ WARS IN THE REIGN OF EDWARD II
TO THE MAIESTIE OF KING JAMES
THE OWL
A PAEAN TRIUMPHALL
THE MAN IN THE MOON
BALLAD OF AGINCOURT
POLY-OLBION
IDEA, 1619
THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT
NIMPHIDIA, THE COURT OF FAERY
THE QUEST OF CINTHIA
THE SHEPHERD’S SIRENA
ELEGIES UPON SUNDRY OCCASIONS
THE MOON CALF
MOSES’ BIRTH AND MIRACLES
THE MUSES’ ELIZIUM
DAVID AND GOLIAH
THE SHORTER POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Play
SIR JOHN OLDCASTLE

The Biography
MICHAEL DRAYTON by Cyril Brett

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Portugal's greatest poet, Luís de Camões is famous for his epic poem ‘The Lusiads’ and his mastery of lyrical verse. His influence is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes simply referred to as the ‘language of Camões’. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Camões’ collected poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Camões’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Multiple translations of ‘The Lusiads’ – including Richard Francis Burton’s learned translation, first time in digital print
* Provides a special dual English and Portuguese text, allowing readers to compare stanzas of Burton’s translation and the original text – ideal for students
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Camões’ lyrical verse, translated by Burton - spend hours exploring the poet's rare works – available in no other collection
* Features a bonus biography - discover Camões’ literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Books
THE LUSIADS: 1880 BURTON TRANSLATION
THE LUSIADS: DUAL PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH TEXT
THE LUSIADS: 1776 MICKLE TRANSLATION
THE LYRICKS

The Biography
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: LUIS VAZ DE CAMOENS by Edgar Prestage

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Regarded as the most gifted devotional lyricist of British poetry, George Herbert was associated with the metaphysical poets, producing deeply influential verses in the early seventeenth century. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Herbert’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herbert's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes rare translations of Herbert's Latin and Greek verses (translated by Alexander B. Grosart and Richard Wilton) – first time in digital print
* Features the first biography on the poet by Izaak Walton - discover Herbert's fascinating life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Life and Poetry of George Herbert
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: GEORGE HERBERT
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE POETRY

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Biography
THE LIFE OF MR. GEORGE HERBERT by Izaak Walton

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The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete poetical works of A. E. Housman, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Housman's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* A SHROPSHIRE LAD is presented with line numbers - ideal for students
* Includes rare translations
* Features Housman's comic verse - first time in digital print
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Housman's rare essays - including seminal critical works and the controversial ëDE AMICITIA', published many years later by the poet's brother, detailing Housman's homosexual love for Jackson
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
A SHROPSHIRE LAD
LAST POEMS
MORE POEMS
ADDITIONAL POEMS
NOTEBOOK FRAGMENTS
TRANSLATIONS
COMIC VERSE
UNCOLLECTED POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Essays
SWINBURNE
THE NAME AND NATURE OF POETRY
THE APPLICATION OF THOUGHT TO TEXTUAL CRITICISM
A. E. HOUSMAN'S ëDE AMICITIA' by Laurence Housman

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A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life.

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.

In this fresh, authoritative version—the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman—this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music.

Wilson’s Odyssey captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband’s long absence, to the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.

A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike.

American poet and critic, Ezra Pound was a major figure of the modernist movement, whose poetry collections and development of Imagism advocated clarity, precision and economy of language. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This comprehensive volume presents Pound’s early poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pound's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry collections and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Rare poetry collections appearing in digital print for the first time
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Features the rare translations of ‘Noh’ Japanese dramas, first time in digital print
* Includes a selection of Pound's non-fiction
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: this is the most complete collection possible of Pound’s poetry in the US, due to copyright. When more texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the collection as a free update.

Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
HILDA’S BOOK
A LUME SPENTO
A QUINZAINE FOR THIS YULE
PERSONAE
EXULTATIONS
THE SPIRIT OF ROMANCE
CANZONI
THE SONNETS AND BALLATE OF GUIDO CAVALCANTI
RIPOSTES
CATHAY
LUSTRA
ARNAUT DANIEL
PAVANNES AND DIVISIONS
QUIA PAUPER AMAVI
HUGH SELWYN MAUBERLEY
UMBRA
UNPUBLISHED VERSES

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Poetical Dramas
‘NOH’, OR, ACCOMPLISHMENT: A STUDY OF THE CLASSICAL STAGE OF JAPAN

The Prose
INSTIGATIONS OF EZRA POUND
Translation of ‘THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE’ by Remy de Gourmont

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