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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy
  

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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry by Thomas Percy

The Reliques is a collection of ballads, songs, romances and historical poetry, annotated with Percy's literary-antiquarian observations. It is a seminal text in English literature, one that profoundly influenced writers from Thomas Chatterton to Wordsworth, Coleridge and Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites. Until now, the first edition has not been available to scholars of the eighteenth century and British and European Romanticism. A superb example of period publishing, it includes scarce proofsheets, excluded from the original edition, as well as new critical and bibliographical introduction.

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Publication date

1st August 1996

Author

Thomas Percy

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Publisher

Routledge/Thoemmes Press, an imprint of Taylor & F an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
1316 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets
Literary studies: poetry & poets
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800

ISBN

9780415143813

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