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Enslaved and Other Poems by John Masefield

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Enslaved and Other Poems by John Masefield by John Masefield
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1923. Poet, novelist, dramatist and journalist, Masefield's literary career was a varied one. He went to sea as a youth and his first volumes of poems earned him the title of Poet of the Sea. He was a prolific writer, publishing poetry and novels as well as taking on editorial tasks. In 1930 he became Poet Laureate, a post he retained until his death 37 years later. Enslaved is based upon two stories: one, an anecdote told by Burton in his Anatomy of Melancholy (Kessinger Publishing ISBNs 0766126293, 0766126307), of a young man who, when his love was captured by pirates, waded into the sea after the pirates, and asked them to take him with her; the other, a story in The Thousand-and-One Nights, of a lover who followed his love into the Harem of an Eastern Prince, was discovered there, threatened with death, and then, on a generous impulse, pardoned and dismissed with gifts for his love's sake. Contents: Enslaved; The Hounds of Hell; Cap on Head; Sonnets; The Passing Strange; Animula; The Lemmings; Forget; On Growing Old; and Lyric. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
140
Dimensions
152x229x8
ISBN-13
9781417920105
Product ID
2254337

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