Tottel's Miscellany

Tottel’s Miscellany

Songs and Sonnets of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Others

Editor: Amanda Holton
Notes by: Amanda Holton
Introduction by: Amanda Holton
Editor: Tom MacFaul
Notes by: Tom MacFaul
Introduction by: Tom MacFaul

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141192048
  • 592  Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

An eclectic and seminal collection of poetry from the Tudor period

Songs and Sonnets (1557), the first printed anthology of English poetry, was immensely influential in Tudor England and inspired many major Elizabethan writers, including Shakespeare. Collected by pioneering publisher Richard Tottel, it brought poems of the aristocracy—verses of friendship, war, politics, death, and love—into common readership for the first time. The major poets of King Henry VIII’s court, Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, were first printed in the volume. Wyatt’s intimate poem about lost love that begins, "They flee from me, that sometime did me seek," and Surrey’s passionate sonnet "Complaint of a lover rebuked" are joined here by a range of intriguingly anonymous poems from the Tudor era that are both moral and erotic, intimate and universal.

Tottel's Miscellany

Tottel’s Miscellany

Editor: Amanda Holton, Notes by: Amanda Holton, Introduction by: Amanda Holton, Editor: Tom MacFaul, Notes by: Tom MacFaul, Introduction by: Tom MacFaul

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