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Thomas Hood: Poems Comic and Serious

Selected, with an introduction and notes, by Peter Thorogood


THOMAS HOOD was a poet of an unusual order of brilliance and invention.  He was skilled in almost every form of poetic writing, being equally at home with romantic sonnets and love poems, poignant social poems like The Song of the Shirt, punning ballads, witty parodies and epigrams, sentimental songs and comic ditties for the music hall.  He was also skilled in the creation of brilliantly sustained narrative satires and highly original humorous monologues.  This representative selection of Hood's shorter poems and comic verse is illustrated with some of his amusing woodcuts.

PETER THOROGOOD is a leading authority on the life and work of the popular nineteenth century author Thomas Hood, and is the founder of the Thomas Hood Society.


119 pp      ISBN 0 9526786 0 8        9.50 online price 8.00

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Introduction and notes

Thomas Hood Poem


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