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Sea-Fever

Selected Poems

John Masefield

Edited by Philip Errington

Cover of Sea-Fever by John Masefield
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Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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9781800173743
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  • 'Sea-Fever' remains one of the most popular poems of the last century, and John Masefield one of the most popular poets, a superb spinner of yarns and ballads of tall ships, exotic seas, of the deep-rooted life of rural England, and of the great narratives of Troy and Arthurian legend. This book includes his most popular poems and a few previously uncollected rarities. All share Masefield's love of particular lives: he draws the reader into his stories with an incomparable music of language.

    This is a representative selection of the poems, in chronological sequence spanning his long career. The editor also provides a full introduction to his work.
    John Masefield
    †John Masefield was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire, in 1878. He was orphaned at an early age and, after a brief period at the King's School, Warwick, was educated aboard the Liverpool school-ship Conway . As an apprentice, Masefield sailed round Cape Horn in 1894; as a result of sickness, he was ... read more
    Philip Errington
    PHILIP W. ERRINGTON is an antiquarian book expert within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby's in London. A graduate of the University of London, he read for his BA, MA and PhD at University College. In 2000 he was appointed a visiting research fellow of the University of ... read more
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