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Sixteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Gordon Braden (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0116-5
608 pages
January 2005, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This fully-annotated anthology of sixteenth-century English verse features generous selections from the canonical poets, alongside judicious selections from lesser-known authors.

* Includes complete works or substantial extracts of longer poems wherever possible, including Book III of the 'Faerie Queene' and the whole of 'Astrophil and Stella'.

* Covers a range of genres, including the love lyric, mythological narrative, sacred poetry and political poetry.

* Encourages readers to discover unusual and interesting connections and contrasts between poems and poets.

* Detailed annotations facilitate close reading of the poems.
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Selected Contents by Theme.

Alphabetical list of authors.

Chronology.

Introduction.

John Skelton (1460?-1529).

Sir Thomas More (1477-1535).

Henry VIII (1491-1547).

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-42).

Thomas Vaux, Baron Vaux (1510-56).

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-47).

Anne Askew (1521-46).

Psalm 130.

George Gascoigne (1525?-77).

Elizabeth I (1533-1603).

Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset (1536-1608).

Barnabe Googe (1540-94) and George Turberville (1544?-97?).

Sir Edward Dyer (1543-1606).

Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (1550-1604).

Edmund Spenser (1552?-99).

Sir Walter Ralegh (1554?-1618).

Walter Ralegh and Elizabeth I.

Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628).

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-86).

Robert Greene (1558-1592).

Chidiock Tichborne (1558?-86).

Thomas Lodge (1558?-1625).

George Chapman (1559-1634).

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1561-1621).

Robert Southwell (1561-95).

Samuel Daniel (1562-1619).

Michael Drayton (1563-1631).

Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester (1563-1626).

Christopher Marlowe (1564-93).

Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Ralegh.

Thomas Nashe (1567-1601).

Sir John Davies (1569-1626).

Barnabe Barnes (1571-1609).

Richard Barnfield (1574-1627).

John Marston (1576-1634).

Index of first lines
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Gordon Braden is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous publications include The Classics and English Renaissance Poetry (1978), Renaissance Tragedy and the Senecan Tradition (1985), The Idea of the Renaissance (1989), and Petrarchan Love and the Continental Renaissance (1999).
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  • A fully-annotated anthology of sixteenth-century English verse.

  • Features generous selections from the canonical poets, alongside judicious selections from lesser-known authors.

  • Includes complete works or substantial extracts of longer poems wherever possible, including Book III of the ‘Faerie Queene’ and the whole of ‘Astrophil and Stella’.

  • Covers a range of genres, including the love lyric, mythological narrative, sacred poetry and political poetry.

  • Encourages readers to discover unusual and interesting connections and contrasts between poems and poets.

  • Detailed annotations facilitate close reading of the poems.
See More
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