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English Romantic Poets
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
English Romantic Poets
Compiled and Indexed by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - January 11, 2006
Genre: Literature - Poetry
Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - February 7, 2006
The term 'Romanticism' is often used to refer to various styles of music, fine art, and literature that have romantic tendencies and which advocate for personal freedom unrestrained by social pressures. This style reached its heyday during the 'romantic movement' that gripped Europe starting in the late 1700's and continuing to the middle of the 1800's. During this period, England served as a fertile ground for the development of many talented literary figures. In this one volume CD collection, Richard Seltzer has compiled a selection of works by the universally acknowledged literary masters of this period, namely
This collection also includes some general works related to the period, including A History of English Romanticism in the 18th Century by Henry A. Beers and Letters to Dead Authors by Andrew Lang.
- William Wordsworth
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- John Keats
All of the works in this collection are presented in plain text files that make them easily accessible to blind and visually impaired readers, as well as fully sighted individuals. This is a computer CD, and you will also need a web-browser or a word processing program in order to read the books. Those using computer screen reading programs will find these texts extremely easy to navigate, something that is not always easy to do when it comes to reading poetry!
The works in this collection deserve a place in both private and public libraries, and are essential reading for both high school and college students, and for all poetry lovers. In fact, if you ever take a college course on English literature of this period, odds are you will need to read many of the books in this collection. In addition to the works of poetry, this collection also includes several biographical works and background information on the above listed poets with the exception of Keats. Best of all, this entire collection, which contains more than 55 books, costs less than most hard covered books.
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- Poetry - American, British, World, compiled and indexed by Richard Seltzer.
Divided into 20 thematic sections, this CD represents a vast treasure trove of poetic works. While the largest sections are devoted to English poetry, you will also find substantial bodies of work covering American, Canadian, Australian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Latin, Scottish, and Welsh poetry. (Plain Text CD)
- 101 Best-Loved Poems, edited by Philip Smith.
The poems in this collection range in date from the 16th to 20th century, and includes works from both American and British poets. (Large Print)
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