John Masefield

John Masefield

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Overview

John Masefield was one of the most prolific, popular, and successful poets of the twentieth century. He broke upon Edwardian literature with the startling work entitled The Everlasting Mercy, which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed poet laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included such high-profile names as John Betjeman, Robert Graves, and W. B. Yeats. This collection contains thirty-six poems and spans Masefield’s entire career. There are early poems from Salt-Water Ballads and Ballads, followed by extracts from the narrative poems The Everlasting Mercy, Dauber, and Reynard the Fox. The selection also contains a number of sonnets, including “On Growing Old,” as well as his poetry on the Romans, alongside a number of rarities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781094013824
Publisher: Naxos
Publication date: 11/12/2019
Series: Great Poets Series
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Masefield (1878–1967) was one of the most prolific poets of the twentieth century. He is best known for his narrative poem “The Everlasting Mercy,” which described the spiritual enlightenment of a drunken poacher. Over the span of his lifetime, he was appointed Poet Laureate and amassed a large number of admirers, which included John Betjeman, Robert Graves, and W. B. Yeats.


Ronald Pickup has worked as a television, film, and theater actor for more than fifty years. He has performed with the Royal National Theatre; starred in numerous BBC television shows; and acted in numerous movies, including Secret Passage and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he lives in Great Britain.

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