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Hardback. Bound in blue cloth. Spine, gilt banding and lettering, bumped, some staining at the bottom along the sides, sunned. Frontboard, embossed banding, gilt lettering and decoration, bumped, stained, rubbed. Backboard, embossed banding, bumped, slightly stained at the top, rubbed. Slightly dusty on the top edge,all edges yellowed, Used good condition. Pasedown, yellowed, Endpaper, inscription by a previous owner in pencil on the poets biography, yellowed. Back pastedown, has a The Educational Co, Ltd, 46 Renshaw Street, Liverpool. sticker, yellowed Endpaper, small of amount of discolouration.. Many pages are underlined with comments, in pencil and ink, all pages in complete and clean.
Publisher is Macmillan and Co.Limited, 1908.
This is a collection of the poetry by the Victorian poet-critic and Professor of Poetry at Oxford (1857-1867), Matthew Arnold (1822-1888). This book contains some of his most popular works, such as "Dover Beach," "The Scholar Gypsy" and "Thyrsis." Beside these widely anthologised poems, this book places a selection of other poems in many genres, revealing the scope of his work. Arnold's love for his particular Engand and for his friends, his longing for stability and his religious doubt, form the case note of much of his poetry. Son of Dr Arnold, headmaster of Rugby School, Matthew Arnold was himself deeply involved in education, becoming an Inspector of Schools. His impact as a poet, critic and scholar was considerable.
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