Twenty-four important works, focusing on Wilde's poetic legacy, offer important clues to themes and subjects that preoccupied this gifted writer in other works. Includes The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a powerful indictment of the degradation and inhumanity of prison life; "The Sphinx," "The Grave... read more
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Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake Classics of English poetry, alternately describing childhood states of innocence and their inevitable ensnarement in a corrupt and repressive world. Contains the full texts of all the poems in the original 1794 edition of both collections. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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Troilus and Cressida by Geoffrey Chaucer Romance and betrayal abound in this tale of the sensitive and generous warrior Troilus, who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance.
The Waste Land, Prufrock and Other Poems by T. S. Eliot Representing the essential T. S. Eliot, these 25 works include the title poem plus the complete Prufrock ("The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Portrait of a Lady," others) and the complete Poems. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Twenty-four important works, focusing on Wilde's poetic legacy, offer important clues to themes and subjects that preoccupied this gifted writer in other works. Includes The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a powerful indictment of the degradation and inhumanity of prison life; "The Sphinx," "The Grave of Keats," "The Harlot's House," and 20 others.
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