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John William Cunliffe

Robert Browning Shorter Poems

Selected and Edited With Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)

€ 26.39

Excerpt from Robert Browning Shorter Poems: Selected and Edited With Introduction and Notes Now Robert Browning, you writer of plays, Here`s a subject made to your hand! Like Shakespeare, who never introduces an English contemporary except into some trivial comic part, he generally finds these subjects either in the remote picturesque past, or amid modern environments unfamiliar to the mass of his readers. No modern poet has done more to expand the intellectual horizon of the average Englishman. Such poems as Proms and T ne Bz`snop orders lzz`s T o7no in St Praxed`s C/znren, for example, seem to condense into a few lines the essence of massy volumes on Byzantine and Renaissance eras. Whatever of the Dryasdust element may have clung to these ancient volumes has disappeared in the process; the descriptions could not be more fresh, vivid, and real, if they related to things of yesterday. The feelings of the modern Florentine gentleman bemoaning the dulness of the country are nearer to us in time, but no nearer in sympathy and comprehension than those of Cleon, rang ing the gifts of the Greek despot in the days of Nero. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
410 pagina's
Januari 2015
547 gram
231 x 159 x 22 mm
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