Sixteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Sixteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology

Editor(s): Gordon Braden

Published Online: 29 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405101158

Online ISBN: 9780470996317

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996317

About this Book

This fully-annotated anthology of sixteenth-century English verse features generous selections from the canonical poets, alongside judicious selections from lesser-known authors.


  • Includes complete works or substantial extracts of longer poems wherever possible, including Book III of the 'Faerie Queene' and the whole of 'Astrophil and Stella'.

  • Covers a range of genres, including the love lyric, mythological narrative, sacred poetry and political poetry.

  • Encourages readers to discover unusual and interesting connections and contrasts between poems and poets.

  • Detailed annotations facilitate close reading of the poems.

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