Cottage Tales (Paperback)John Clare (author)
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 22/07/1993
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The first literary experiences of John Clare (1793-1864) included the tales handed down by word of mouth in his native village, and as a mature poet he reworked them in his narrative verse. This edition, published for Clare's bicentenary, comprises the tales he wished to include in his third collection, "The Shepherd's Calendar" (1827), and previously unpublished poems which show the range of his narrative achievement. The detailed introduction traces the composition of the poems. Clare's own description of local customs, his previously unpublished draft essay on English pastoral poetry, and a full glossary are included. Clare's original spelling and punctuation are preserved.
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 132 mm
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