Sea-fever: Selected Poems

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FyfieldBooks/Carcanet, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 259 pages
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Tales of tall ships in exotic seas and of Arthurian England compete for attention with rural English ballads and mythological narratives in this collection of poetry from one of England's great storytellers. Some of John Masefield’s best known poems are included, such as "Sea-Fever," and "Cargoes," along with previously uncollected rarities. Many of the poems reveal Masefield's fascination with the lives of seafarers and lowly farm workers and contribute to a charming and quixotic image of English history.

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John Masefield is considered one of England's most gifted storytellers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Philip Errington is an antiquarian book expert at Sotheby's Auction House in London. He is the editor of The Journal of the John Masefield Society.

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