Currently the definitive text in the field and now available in an expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An Annotated Anthology presents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 in authoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. In the new edition, the editors reflect current interests with the inclusion of prominent poets such as Finch, Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper, alongside a generous selection of less familiar poems, providing a variety of voices and new directions for research and learning. This edition includes 46 new poems including a greater number of works by women poets, such as Mary Barber, Mehetabel Wright, Anna Seward and Mary Robinson; poems reflecting new ecological approaches to 18th-century literature; and poems on the art of writing.
As with previous editions, the anthology is accessible and user-friendly, with generous head notes, full foot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and a visually appealing text design. Featuring both classic poems and fascinating new discoveries, the third edition of Eighteenth-Century Poetry offers a lively and nuanced understanding of this extraordinary period to a new generation of students.