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Famous English Poets

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1730 - Joannes MILTON, famous english poet, political pamphlets " the LOST PARADISE", Engraved Jean Dassier from Switzerland, good condition

English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850) is widely credited with starting the Romantic Age in English literature in 1798, and many critics consider his most famous piece, "The Prelude" (1850), the very best of English romanticism. He worked on and revised "The Prelude" throughout his lifetime, but the poem wasn't published until several months after his death.

10***AUTHOR-- Algernon Charles Swinburne-- 1837-1909 was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. A controversial figure at the time, Swinburne was a sado-masochist and alcoholic, and was obsessed with the Middle Ages and lesbianism.


English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792- 1822) was a key Romantic poet during his lifetime. Today his works are considered some of the most popular in the English language, including anthologies like "Ode to the West Wind," "To a Skylark" and "The Masque of Anarchy."


Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is famous for writing Goblin Market and Remember, and the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.


Sir Richard Francis Burton. English geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat..!!

from the Guardian

Geoffrey Hill, 'one of the greatest English poets', dies aged 84

Famously difficult author acclaimed by former poet laureate Andrew Motion as a writer ‘of immense gifts and originality and authenticity’