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John Skelton: Everyman's Poetry
Return to Book Page. Preview — John Skelton by John Skelton. Skelton is probably the greatest unknown poet of English literature. The outspoken tutor of the future Henry VIII, Skelton was an idiosyncratic genius whose poetry defies rules and boundaries. Founded in by J. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible p Skelton is probably the greatest unknown poet of English literature.
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Special financing available. Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc. The principal omission from the above list is The Paston Letters , which I should probably have included had the enterprise of publishers been sufficient to put an edition on the market at a cheap price.
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Other omissions include the works of Caxton and Wyclif, and such books as Camden's Britannia , Ascham's Schoolmaster , and Fuller's Worthies , whose lack of first-rate value as literature is not adequately compensated by their historical interest. As to the Bible, in the first place it is a translation, and in the second I assume that you already possess a copy.
There were a number of brilliant minor writers in the seventeenth century whose best work, often trifling in bulk, either scarcely merits the acquisition of a separate volume for each author, or cannot be obtained at all in a modern edition. Such authors, however, may not be utterly neglected in the formation of a library. It is to meet this difficulty that I have included the last three volumes on the above list. I have included all the important Elizabethan dramatists except John Marston, all the editions of whose works, according to my researches, are out of print.
In the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods talent was so extraordinarily plentiful that the standard of excellence is quite properly raised, and certain authors are thus relegated to the third, or excluded, class who in a less fertile period would have counted as at least second-class. The prices given are gross, and in many instances there is a 25 per cent. All the volumes can be procured immediately at any bookseller's. For the purposes of book-buying, I divide English literature, not strictly into historical epochs, but into three periods which, while scarcely arbitrary from the historical point of view, have nevertheless been calculated according to the space which they will occupy on the shelves and to the demands which they will make on the purse: I.
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