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Truth is Beauty: Best Loved Romantic Poems of Shelley, Keats, Byron, Wordsworth, and Others (Illustrated with Etchings)
Truth is Beauty Best Loved Romantic Poems of Shelley Keats Byron Wordsworth and Others - Illustrated with Etchings Author:Edited by Dorothy Price The Romanic poems presented here retain their intensity and expressiveness even though many of them are more than a century old. They endure because they deal with the timeless elements of life-love, grief, renewed hope, faith. In the poems, men and women of any time and all time experience life's trials and joys, see nature's beauty, express lo... more »ve's charm, a child's wonder, or the awesome aspects of the Creator.
The golden age of England's Romantic period rang with the rich voices of a new generation. These masters of poetry broke the bonds of formality which had restrained poetic expression. They made man and his emotions the center of their art. Imagination soared; with it the young poets created a body of work unsurpassed in sensitivity and emotional strength.
They did not know themselves as "Romantics"; the term was not applied to them until half a century later. But they felt the shared qualities of energy, creativity and optimism which pervaded their works. As John Keats wrote, "Great spirits now on earth are sojourning."
This new selection offers the best works of one of literature's most inspiring periods-poems as fresh and vibrant now as they were at the dawn of Romanticism's bright day.
Book's in splendid condition for its age. Jacket has only a bit of wear. An early Hallmark gift book.« less