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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems by Thomas Gray
  

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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Other Poems by Thomas Gray

The English countryside has inspired some of the most exquisite and well-loved poetry ever composed in the language. This selection of verse includes, among others, Thomas Gray's reflective and moving meditation on mortality, 'Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard', the soaring beauty of Wordsworth's lines on Tintern Abbey and Keats' ode to Autumn, the deceptively simple words of Emily Bronte and the personal and evocative verse of Thomas Hardy, bringing together the greatest riches of English poetry. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too. It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it. English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).

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Charles Cotton ~ Alexander Pope ~ James Thomson ~ Thomas Gray ~ Oliver Goldsmith ~ William Cowper ~ William Wordsworth ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ John Clare ~ John Keats ~ Emily Bronte ~ Thomas Hardy ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins ~ Edward Thomas

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Publication date

2nd April 2009

Author

Thomas Gray

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9780141190839

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