Reynard the Fox

John Masefield

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Reynard the Fox is one of the great poems of the English countryside and rural life. The headlong dash of John Masefield's narrative carries the reader on an exhilarating chase through the meadows and copses of the landscape the poet loved, pursued by a richly characterised community. In its deep sense of place and its humane sympathy for the hunted animal, the poem becomes a nostalgic celebration of an England that was lost in the trenches of the Great War. Philip W. Errington, bibliographer of John Masefield (1878-1967) and editor of his Selected Poems in the Fyfield series, has edited Reynard anew from the original manuscript. An introduction and detailed note on the text, together with additional Masefield texts related to the work, complete this definitive edition of the work.

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Reynard the Fox is one of the great poems of the English countryside and rural life. The headlong dash of John Masefield's narrative carries the reader on an exhilarating chase through the meadows and copses of the landscape the poet loved, pursued by a richly characterised community. In its deep sense of place and its humane sympathy for the hunted animal, the poem becomes a nostalgic celebration of an England that was lost in the trenches of the Great War. Philip W. Errington, bibliographer of John Masefield (1878-1967) and editor of his Selected Poems in the Fyfield series, has edited Reynard anew from the original manuscript. An introduction and detailed note on the text, together with additional Masefield texts related to the work, complete this definitive edition of the work.

  • Author: John Masefield
  • Editor: Philip W. Errington
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 9781857549133

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