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The Aeneid

by Virgil

Follow Aeneid as he flees a burning Troy with his family and sets out on a dangerous journey to found what will one day become The Roman Empire. Thrill with him as he gets caught up in conflicts between the...


The Metamorphoses: Selected Stories in Verse

by Ovid

This selection highlights 30 tales from classical mythology: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, Perseus and Andromeda, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops, and Circe, among others. F. A....


The Hunting of the Snark

by Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) is typically categorized as a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Written from 1874 to 1876, the poem borrows the setting,...


New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an...


Indian Sunrise

by Diana - Avgusta Stauer

“Indian Sunrise” is a poetry book written by a young talented poet and writer by Diana - Avgusta Stauer, much inspired by the author's Spiritual Trip to India, plunging into the world of charming nature...


Tao Te Ching

by Stephen Mitchell

Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being...


The Complete Works of Chaucer In Middle English

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English:

The Canterbury Tales

The Book of the Duchess

The House of Fame

Anelida and Arcite

The Parliament of Fowls

Boece

Troilus...


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The Giant Book of Poetry eBook

by William Roetzheim

The Giant Book of Poetry is an illustrated anthology of over 575 poems, more than 750 pages and over 60 illustrations representing ancient, classical, modern, and contemporary time periods along with a good...


Poems

by Emily Dickinson, Mabel Loomis Todd & T. W. Higginson

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) was an eccentric, reclusive poet, though born to a family of good standing within their Massachusetts community. She had fewer than a dozen poems published in her lifetime, though...


Rime of the Ancient Mariner: And Select Poems

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge & Frederick H. Sykes

A mariner stops a man on his way to a wedding. The mariner then relates to the man all the events of a long sea voyage, arousing in his listener feeling of impatience, fear, fascination and bemusement.

The Rime...


Songs of Innocence and Experience

by William Blake

Songs of Innocence and of Experience compiles two contrasting but directly related books of poetry by William Blake. Songs of Innocence honors and praises the natural world, the natural innocence of children...


The Odyssey

by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's...


The Road Not Taken and Other Selected Poems

by Robert Frost

Robert Frost is one of America's most beloved poets. He won four Pulitzer prizes for his poetry and was invited to read his poetry at John F. Kennedy's inauguration. His life was filled with personal tragedy...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

"Leaves of Grass" is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in...


Paradise Lost

by John Milton

Paradise Lost is one of the most epic, complex theological works to date. Milton's masterpiece in blank verse tells the story of the fall from grace. His protagonist is often read as Satan, who rebels against...


Sonnets from the Portuguese

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sonnets from the Portuguese is the collection of love poems written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the time leading up to her marriage to Robert Browning. Elizabeth hesitated in publishing the poems, as they...


Don Juan

by Lord Byron

In his satiric poem Don Juan, Lord Byron refigures the legend as a man easily seduced by women, rather than as a dangerous womanizer. When the first two cantos were anonymously published in 1819, they were criticized...


Old Norse Poems

by Lee M. Hollander

THE GROUP of poems offered in this volume comprises practically all the more considerable (non-Skaldic) verse material not in the Edda. Indeed, it has been subtitled "the most important non-skaldic verse not...


The Iliad

by Homer & Robert Fagles

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and...