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The complete poetry and selected prose of John Donne

& the complete poetry of William Blake

Published by Random house in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

This Modern Library edition contains all of John Donne's great metaphysical love poetry. Here are such well-known songs and sonnets as "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "The Extasie," and "A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day," along with the love elegies "Jealosie," "His Parting From Her," and "To His Mistris Going to Bed." Presented as well are Donne's satires, epigrams, verse letters, and holy sonnets, along with his most ambitious and important poems, the Anniversaries. In addition, there is a generous sampling of Donne's prose, including many of his private letters; Ignatius His Conclave, a satiric onslaught on the Jesuits; excerpts from Biathanatos, his celebrated defense of suicide; and his most famous sermons, concluding with the final "Death's Duell." "We have only to read [Donne]," wrote Virginia Woolf, "to submit to the sound of that passionate and penetrating voice, and his figure rises again across the waste of the years more erect, more imperious, more inscrutable than any of his time."

Edition Notes

"The poetry and prose of Donne are from the text of the Nonesuch edition, edited by John Hayward. The poetry of Blake is from the Nonesuch edition, edited by Geoffrey Keynes."
"First printing."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
820.81
Library of Congress
PR2245.A5 H3 1941

The Physical Object

Pagination
lv, 1045 p.
Number of pages
1045

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6420742M
Internet Archive
completepoetryse0000donn_m5g7
LC Control Number
41015726
Library Thing
221199
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