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Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

"Leaves of Grass" is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (18191892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several...


Oscar Wilde: Everyman's Poetry

by Oscar Wilde

Renowned for his wicked wit and bons mots, Wilde also had a deep understanding of the human condition - as revealed with moving simplicity in THE BALLARD OF READING GOAL.


Selected Poems

by E. E. Cummings & Richard S. Kennedy

"No one else has ever made avant-garde, experimental poems so attractive to both the general and the special reader."—Randall Jarrell

The one hundred and fifty-six poems here, arranged in twelve sections and...


Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s "Sonnets" are the most beautiful example of love poetry ever written. With their uplifting spirit, coherence, intensity and dealing with the passing of age, of time, the evanescence of...


In Search of Small Gods

by Jim Harrison

Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.


Paradise Lost

by John Milton

In Paradise Lost Milton tells the story of the fall of man, which encompasses a battle that rages across Heaven between God and Satan. Here are passion and innocence, victory and defeat, hope and despair. This...


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

by T. S. Eliot & Axel Scheffler

T. S. Eliot’s playful cat poems have delighted readers and cat lovers around the world ever since they were first published in 1939. They were originally composed for his godchildren, with Eliot posing as...


Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition

by Frederico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Medina & Mark Statman

“The definitive version of Lorca’s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.”—John Ashbery

Newly translated for the first time in ten years, Federico García Lorca’s...


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...


Radical

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: Series I - III, Complete

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Songs of Innocence and Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul

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...


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 Odyssey

by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends...


The Iliad

by Homer & Robert Fagles

Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves...