The Aeneid by Virgil
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Blank name plate on first end page. Slight edge wear. Light marks (dots), and thin scratches to top page edges. Pages are crisp and clean. Gray leatherette with Gilt Decorations. Gilt page edges. Attractive and solid book. TITLE: THE AENEID OF VIRGIL 1982 FRANKLIN LIBRARY AUTHOR: VIRGIL TRANSLATOR: JOHN DRYDEN PUBLISHER - (LOCATION) /COPYRIGHT: The Franklin Library, PA 1982 BINDING/COVER: Hardback without dust jacket COLOR: Gray/Green with Gilt Decorations.
 

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Morris was the Victorian Age's model of the Renaissance man. Arrested in 1885 for preaching socialism on a London street corner (he was head of the Hammersmith Socialist League and editor of its paper, The Commonweal, at the time), he was called before a magistrate and asked for identification. He modestly described himself upon publication (1868--70) as "Author of "The Earthly Paradise,' pretty well known, I think, throughout Europe." He might have added that he was also the head of Morris and Company, makers of fine furniture, carpets, wallpapers, stained glass, and other crafts; founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; and founder, as well as chief designer, for the Kelmscott Press, which set a standard for fine book design that has carried through to the present. His connection to design is significant. Morris and Company, for example, did much to revolutionize the art of house decoration and furniture in England. Morris's literary productions spanned the spectrum of styles and subjects. He began under the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti with a Pre-Raphaelite volume called The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems (1858); he turned to narrative verse, first in the pastoral mode ("The Earthly Paradise") and then under the influence of the Scandinavian sagas ("Sigurd the Volsung"). After "Sigurd," his masterpiece, Morris devoted himself for a time exclusively to social and political affairs, becoming known as a master of the public address; then, during the last decade of his life, he fused these two concerns in a series of socialist romances, the most famous of which is News from Nowhere (1891).
 
Published January 1, 1982 by The Franklin Library. 425 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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Aeneidby Virgil, translated by Frederick Ahl 480pp, Oxford, £16.99.

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Open Letters Monthly

it’s a daring choice – at least, by classicist terms – made without fanfare on Ruden’s part) The generating cause of the poem couldn’t be crasser: Rome’s sniveling, parvenu emperor, Octavian-now-called-Augustus, instructed his cultural procurer Maecenas to find a poet willing to sing the praises ...

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Ron Smith San Diego Union-Tribune 5 of 5 Stars "Robert Fagles’ new translation of The Aeneid presents a vigorous, passionate Virgil, and a heroic Aeneas, who guides his flock of followers from the fall of Troy in Asia Minor through the Mediterranean to adventures in Carthage, landing in Ital...

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