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Complete Verse - Hilaire Belloc

Paperback Published: 8th August 1991
ISBN: 9780712650243
Number Of Pages: 336

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Here is the distinctly surreal world of Henry King, who perished through his 'chief defect' of chewing little bits of string; of dishonest Matilda whose dreadful lies led her to death by burning; and of Godolphin Horne who 'held the human race in scorn' and ended as the boy 'who blacks the boots at the Savoy'.

Here too are the beautiful lyrics of longing and loss; the sonnets and epigrams; the hugely enjoyable Bad Child's Book of Beasts - not to mention More Beasts for Worse Children; and The Modern Traveller, one of the finest satirical poems in English.

Complete Verse reveals all of Hilaire Belloc's dazzling range and makes plain why he is one of the most truly popular poets of modern times.

Industry Reviews

"The verses sing a multitude of memories. The wonder is, in finding them all collected, how profuse and pure a genius is here displayed" -- Evelyn Waugh * Spectator * "What he possessed above all, as a versifier, was a remarkable technical adroitness, a ready talent for witty ideas and a gift for ironical and understated phrasemaking. He wears extremely well" -- Roy Fuller * Daily Telegraph *

ISBN: 9780712650243
ISBN-10: 0712650245
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 8th August 1991
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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