Classic Poems To Read Aloud Kingfisher Retail Price: $8.99 CBD Price: $8.09
( Expected to ship on or about 10/02/15. ) This all-inclusive thematic anthology of over 150 poems brings together a marvelous array of writings, from Shakespeare and Tennyson to modern poets such as Robert Frost and Ted Hughes to the works of Caribbean, African, and Native American poets. A delightful way for children and adults to spend time together. For ages 9-14.
Gerard manley Hopkins (1844-1889) who was known during his lifetime not as a poet but as a Jesuit priest, combined an intense feeling for nature with an ecstatic awareness of its divine origins. He was also one of English poetry's greatest stylistic innovators, and his poems reveal an unprecedented constructive imagination in the service of a vision of reality which is equally original.
Reflecting his lifelong interest in Arthurian themes, his primary sources were Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and the Welsh "Mabinogion". For him, the "Idylls" embodied the universal and unending war between sense and soul, and Arthur the highest ideals of manhood and kingship; an attitude totally compatible with the moral outlook of his age. This edition, based on the text authorized by Tennyson himself, contains full critical apparatus.