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Aug 18, 2015
| ISBN 9780141392042
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Aug 18, 2015 | ISBN 9780141392042
A wonderful edition of Herbert’s poetry, edited by his acclaimed biographer John Drury and including elegant new translations of his Latin verse George Herbert wrote, but never published, some of the very greatest English poetry, recording in an astonishing variety of forms his inner experiences of grief, recovery, hope, despair, anger, fulfilment and – above all else – love. This volume, edited by John Drury, collects Herbert’s complete poetry – including such classics of English devotional poetry as ‘The Altar’, ‘Easter-Wings’ and ‘Love’. It also includes the verse Herbert wrote in Latin, newly translated into English by Victoria Moul. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
George Herbert was born in 1593, the fifth son of Richard Herbert of Montgomery and Magdalene Herbert, to whom John Donne dedicated his elegy ‘Autumnal Beauty’. He was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was appointed… More about George Herbert
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