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The complete works of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder

Author: Thomas Wyatt, Sir; Jason E Powell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016- ©2016-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Thomas Wyatt (1504?-42) may have written the first sonnet in English. His translation from Plutarch's 'Moralia' was the first publication of a classical moral essay in English. He introduced continental forms such as 'ottava rima' to the language, and his paraphrase of the 'Penitential Psalms' sparked a century of popular psalm translations. Yet while decades of criticism have centered on a handful of his best-known  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Wyatt, Sir; Jason E Powell
ISBN: 9780199228607 0199228604
OCLC Number: 948024059
Description: volumes : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Volume I. Prose --
Other Titles: Works
Responsibility: edited with introduction, notes, and commentary by Jason Powell.

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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1504?-42) was England's premier poet during the reign of Henry VIII, and almost certainly the first person to write a sonnet in English. This book, volume one in a two-volume  Read more...

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Powell's edition is accessible, rigorous, comprehensive, and indispensable, and will not easily be surpassed. * Chris Stamatakis, Northern Renaissance * As a result of Jason Powell's meticulous Read more...

 
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