The Complete Poetical Works Of Thomas Hood

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Kessinger Publishing, 2004 - Poetry - 796 pages
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1906. Hood, English poet and editor of various prominent magazines and periodicals, is chiefly remembered for his humorous work (including Miss Kilmansegg, which appeared in the New Monthly Magazine). However, Hood wrote a number of serious poems for which he is also known including: the popular Song of the Shirt (published anonymously in Punch in 1843), which became a call to arms for workers protesting against industrial exploitation; The Bridge of Sighs; The Haunted House; The Elm Tree; The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies; and shorter pieces such as The Deathbed. Contents: Odes and Addresses to Great People; Whims and Oddities. First Series; Whims and Oddities. Second Series; The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies, Hero and Leander, Lycus the Centaur, and Other Poems; The Epping Hunt; Comic Melodies; The Dream of Eugene Aram, the Murderer; Verses from Tylney Hall; Hood's Own: or, Laughter from Year to Year; Poems from Up the Rhine; Whimsicalities: A Periodical Gathering; Miscellaneous Uncollected Poems; and Juvenilia: The Bandit. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Hood was a famous literary wit.

Walter Jerrold (1865-1929) was born in Liverpool but spent most of his life in London, where he followed a literary career. Starting work as a clerk in a newspaper counting-house, he went on to become deputy editor of "The Observer." He edited many classic texts for the newly founded Everyman's Library, he wrote biographies, he produced stories for children under the name of Walter Copeland. In 1895 he married Clara Armstrong and his five daughters were obviously a ready audience and true inspiration for his bumper collection of nursery rhymes. While explaining that this was based on earlier collections made by John Newbery, Joseph Ritson, and James Orchard Halliwell, he admitted that 'Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor . . .'
Charles Robinson (1870-1937) was apprenticed to a lithographer in London while also attending art school. In 1892 he was commissioned to illustrate R. L. Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses "for The Bodley Head. The book's success established him as a successful artist and he went on to illustrate more than a hundred books.

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