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on 20 November 2013
It's a good selection but the kindle version is very poor with no spacing sorted out so that poems are split between pages...final line dangling on to next page, etc., some poems with wide line spacing...certainly not looking as the poems were written. Disappointing.
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on 25 December 2016
Poems well chosen. Most were familiar, but none the worse for that! There were some unknown to me which were of interest. The poems are arranged chronologically with each author briefly introduced.
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on 15 June 2017
I was expecting a used book but got a new one. I'm very pleased, great book.
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on 7 March 2017
fine as ordered
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on 19 June 2017
Good
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on 21 April 2012
This is a collection of poems that so many of us (well, myself, certainly) seem to recognise from the first few lines but rarely take the time to read in full. For me there were a few unfamiliar discoveries as well, but it's basically a "greatest hits" of classic poetry. If you aren't bothered about substantial bigraphies of the poets, or commentary on the poems (you can always look up further information on the internet), then this is a rewarding anthology either to dip into at random, or to seek out a particular half-remembered poem. Dover Thrift are generally excellent value for money, too.
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on 19 January 2011
This is indeed an anthology of 100 best - loved poems! We all have favorite poems and an anthology can sometimes be a bit disappointing, not because it does not include great poems, but because we don't all agree which poems are the best of each poet's work. Luckily, in this anthology I was fortunate to find some of my favorite poems.

The collection includes poems by the most famous, but also by lesser known poets and thus it provides a good understanding of the poetry genre and the way it has evolved from the middle ages to the 20th century. The poets are arranged chronologically and the anthology includes one or more poems by each poet, representative of his work and time. Also, there is a brief introduction for each poet, which provides basic information about each poet's time and work.

This great anthology includes poems by Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, William Blake, Leigh Hunt, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allan Poe, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Cristina Rossetti, Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson, W. B. Yeats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, W. H. Auden and Dylan Thomas, to name just a few. In addition this little book includes an Alphabetical List of Titles and an Alphabetical List of First Lines.

In total, a great anthology for anyone interested in English poetry and at an excellent price!
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on 17 December 2013
I liked most of the poems but the layout was bizarre on the kindle, with huge gaps in places and other lines crammed together. There is no navigation for the kindle, so you can't click on the title in the index and go to a specific poem. I thought the introductory comments about the authors were interesting but obtrusive and would have preferred them to be at the beginning or end rather than in front of each poem.
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on 12 July 2017
This anthology of poems contains works that are all fairly familiar, popular choices, which was the intention. Good value for the price.
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on 2 April 2014
Nothing much wrong with the anthology - can't expect to like everything - but, despite playing around with the font size ++, found that the top of each page on the kindle accessed the menu bar and not the desired poem placed there. This is why I'd say don't buy it.
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