Charles Baudelaire

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Regarded as the first author of the Symbolist tradition, the French poet Charles Baudelaire almost singlehandedly shifted the literary world from the Romanticism of statement and emotion to the modern poetry of symbol and suggestion. His strikingly original works are noted for their psychological and moral complexity, powerfully representing the thinking of modern man. Baudelaire’s most famous work, ‘Les Fleurs du mal’ (The Flowers of Evil) was published in 1857, when it caused a literary sensation. For many, it is considered the most influential poetry collection of the nineteenth century. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of the world’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Baudelaire’s collected poetical works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Baudelaire’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Baudelaire’s poetry by Henry James
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Features the original French text of ‘Les Fleurs du mal’ (Édition de 1868)
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Includes a range of translations of Baudelaire’s famous poems
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Features two biographies, including Théophile Gautier’s seminal study of his friend — discover Baudelaire’s incredible life


The Poetry of Charles Baudelaire
Brief Introduction: Charles Baudelaire by Henry James
Les Fleurs du Mal (Original French Text)
Selected Poems of Charles Baudelaire Done into English Verse (1915) (Guy Thorne translation)
The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire (1919) (James Huneker translation)
Baudelaire: His Prose and Poetry (1919) (Arthur Symons, F. P. Sturm, W. J. Robertson and Richard Herne Shepherd translations)

The Biographies
Charles Baudelaire, His Life (1915) by Théophile Gautier (Guy Thorne translation)
Charles Baudelaire (1911 Encyclopædia Britannica)

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