Thomas Hood

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Best known for the poems ‘The Bridge of Sighs’ and ‘The Song of the Shirt’, the English poet Thomas Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch, and is regarded by some as the finest English poet between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. For the first time in digital publishing, this volume presents Hood’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hood’s life and works
* Concise introduction to the life and poetry of Thomas Hood
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* The texts are taken from the Oxford University Press edition of Hood’s Complete Poetical Works, edited by Walter Jerrold
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Hood’s rare Juvenilia text ‘The Bandit’
* Features a bonus biography – discover Hood’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Life and Poetry of Thomas Hood
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: THOMAS HOOD
ODES AND ADDRESSES TO GREAT PEOPLE (1825)
WHIMS AND ODDITIES. FIRST SERIES (1826)
WHIMS AND ODDITIES. SECOND SERIES (1827)
THE PLEA OF THE MIDSUMMER FAIRIES, HERO AND LEANDER, LYCUS THE CENTAUR, AND OTHER POEMS (1827)
THE EPPING HUNT (1829)
COMIC MELODIES (1830)
THE DREAM OF EUGENE ARAM, THE MURDERER
VERSES FROM TYLNEY HALL (1834)
HOOD’S OWN: OR, LAUGHTER YEAR TO YEAR (1839)
POEMS FROM ‘UP THE RHINE’ (1840)
WHIMSICALITIES: A PERIODICAL GATHERING (1844)
MISCELLANEOUS UNCOLLECTED POEMS (1821-1845)
JUVENILIA
APPENDIX: J. H. REYNOLDS’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ‘ODES AND ADDRESSES TO GREAT PEOPLE’ (1825)

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Biography
BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION TO THOMAS HOOD by William Michael Rossetti

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