This vintage assortment, lengthy well-known as probably the most generally learn and accomplished anthologies of poetry within the English language, deals greater than 1,300 pages containing approximately 1,000 poems via nearly two hundred poets. starting with the earliest English ballads and decisions from the King James model of the Bible, the publication maintains with the immortal works of Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Pope, Whittier, Poe, Tennyson, etc, concluding with a superb array of 20th-century poetry by way of such luminaries as Wallace Stevens, Dylan Thomas, and Marianne Moore. Louis Untermeyer--the well known critic, biographer, and instructor who edited this striking work--is acknowledged to have brought extra poets to readers and extra readers to poetry than the other American. Treasury of serious Poems is listed by way of poet, poem and first strains.
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