How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Life’s most tender feelings are best expressed in poetry. From love’s excitements to its anguish and heartbreak, the great poets over the centuries have offered us solace through verse.
This new anthology ranges from the 14th century through the golden age of Romantic poets up to the late 19th and early 20th century. Poets who feature include Marlowe, Donne, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Whitman, Rossetti and Browning, along with the Romantic poets Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley and Byron.
Including more than 80 English-language poems and more than 40 poets, this anthology offers verse for every season of love, from love celebrated to love thwarted, from love anticipated to unrequited love, from love fulfilled to love mourned, from verse to impress a new lover to verse to comfort a lost love. This celebration of classic romantic verse is an anthology to be cherished.