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The Rape of the Lock

by Aubrey Beardsley & Alexander Pope

Current publication reproduces "ideal" 1896 edition in which text, typography, and illustration complement each other. Ten great illustrations capture the mock-heroic, delicate fancy of Pope's poem.


Troilus and Cressida

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Romance and betrayal abound in this tale of the sensitive and generous warrior Troilus, who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance.


Japanese Love Poems: Selections from the Manyoshu

by Evan Bates

This original selection of verses from the time-honored collection of Japanese poetry reflects the many facets of love, from paeans to conjugal love to descriptions of fierce competition for spouses. Text is...


Songs of Experience: Facsimile Reproduction with 26 Plates in Full Color

by William Blake

This facsimile of Blake's original "Illuminated Book" reproduces 26 full-color plates from a rare 1826 edition. Includes "The Tyger," "London," "Holy Thursday," and other immortal poems.


The Raven

by Gustave Dore & Edgar Allan Poe

All 27 of Doré's masterly engravings from a rare 19th-century edition of Poe's celebrated poem. Apposite quotations from the poem printed on facing pages; complete text also included.


Native American Poetry

by George W. Cronyn

Translated by leading scholars and poets, these ancient and modern songs span tribal traditions — Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, Eskimo, and more — offering authentic insights into personal and ceremonial life....


The Ballad of the White Horse

by G. K. Chesterton

One of the last great epic poems, this ballad tells the tale of Alfred the Great's unlikely victory — with the assistance of the Virgin Mary — over Gunthrum and the Danes at the Battle of Ethandune.


Platero and I/Platero y yo: A Dual-Language Book

by Juan Ramon Jimenez & Stanley Appelbaum

This is the only dual-language edition of Platero and I, a series of autobiographical prose poems about the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. Introduction, Explanatory Notes.


103 Great Poems: A Dual-Language Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Exceptionally fine poetry by Germany's greatest literary figure, from his earliest, "An den Schlaf" ("To Sleep"), written when he was 18, to his last great poem, "Verdächtnis" ("Legacy"), written when he was...


Great German Poems of the Romantic Era: A Dual-Language Book

by Stanley Appelbaum

Over 130 poems by 23 poets, including Goethe, Schiller, Holderlin, Tieck, Heine, Nietzsche, many others. New literal English translations on facing pages. Introduction.


Introduction to Spanish Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

by Eugenio Florit

From 12th-century Cantar de Mio Cid to 20th-century poetry of Garcia Lorca, Salinas and Alberti. Spanish texts with literal English translations; biographical, critical commentary. Introduction. 24 black-and-white...


Sing-Song

by Christina G. Rossetti

For parents and children, these timeless verses are a marvelous way of capturing the joy of childhood — reproduced here with original Victorian illustrations. 120 poems. 120 illustrations by Arthur Hughes....


Othello

by William Shakespeare

Towering tragedy tells the story of a Moorish general who earns the enmity of his ensign Iago when he passes him over for a promotion. Masterly portrait of an archvillain. Explanatory footnotes.


Selected Poems

by Walt Whitman

Generous sampling from Leaves of Grass, including "I Hear America Singing," "Song of the Open Road," "I Sing the Body Electric," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "O Captain! My Captain!" and 19 more....


The Doré Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy

by Gustave Dore

These 135 fantastic scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of hell onto the mountain of purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of paradise.


Essay on Man and Other Poems

by Alexander Pope

In addition to the acclaimed title poem, this collection includes "The Rape of the Lock," "Ode on Solitude," "The Dying Christian to His Soul," "An Essay on Criticism," "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" and many others....


1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation

by Anonymous

Features 1,000 poems from the oldest Japanese poetry anthology, chosen by a scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence and their role in revealing the Japanese national spirit and character. Text is...


Songs of Innocence

by William Blake, Mary H. Robinson & Charles Robinson

This hardcover gift edition comprises the complete contents of Songs of Innocence, in addition to nine poems from Songs of Experience. Seven color and numerous black-and-white line illustrations grace the text....


Introduction to Italian Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

by Luciano Rebay

Treasury of 34 poems by Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, d'Annunzio, Montale, Quasimodo, others. Full Italian text with literal translation on facing pages. Biographical, critical commentary on each poet. Introduction....


Introduction to German Poetry: A Dual-Language Book

by Gustave Mathieu & Guy Stern

Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits....