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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by William Howitt, first published in 1847, that features the biographical accounts of the most distinguished literary figures among the British. Contents:
Geoffrey Chaucer
Edmund Spenser
Abraham Cowley
John Milton
Samuel Butler
John Dryden
Joseph Addison
John Gay
Alexander Pope
Dean Swift
James Thomson
William Shenstone
Thomas Gray
Oliver Goldsmith
Robert Burns
William Cowper
Mrs. Tighe
John Keats
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lord Byron
George Crabbe
James Hogg
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Felicia Hemans
L. E. L.
Sir Walter Scott
Thomas Campbell
Robert Southey
Joanna Baillie
William Wordsworth
James Montgomery
Walter Savage Landor
Leigh Hunt
Samuel Rogers
Thomas Moore
Ebenezer Elliott
John Wilson
Waller Bryan Procter
Alfred Tennyson
Concluding Remarks
Available since: 05/07/2021.
Print length: 927 pages.

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