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This is the definitive single-volume edition of the work of the greatest poet of the First World War, whose death in battle a few days before Armistice was the most disastrous loss to English letters since Keats. Containing the texts of all the finished poems of Owen’s maturity and twelve important fragments, with extensive notes, it derives from Jon Stallworthy’s monumental edition of the Complete Poems and Fragments (1983) and is aimed at the student and general reader alike.

A handsome edition of Owen's poems published to mark the centenary of his birth

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Wilfred Owen(Author)
  • Chatto & Windus; New Ed edition (30 Aug. 1990)
  • English
  • 9
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By Thisbe on 18 December 2012

    Wilfred Owen is a great poet and the paperback edition of this book was good. The kindle edition suffers from the poor editing / proofreading of many kindle books - the first time I looked at the kindle book I found a whole line omitted from 'Dulce et Decorum Est'. Poems need to be read in their complete form - leaving out a line in a book like this is just shoddy, lazy publishing. Come on kindle publishers! When will you start proofreading your books properly before making them available for sale. I'd like to ask for my money back on this one - don't buy the kindle version, it's very poor quality.

  • By Mr. Alan P. Avery on 30 August 2013

    It was good to have all Owen's poems in one volume rather than the usual war poems and a useful introduction put the poems in their historical context. An attractive and well priced volume.

  • By Annie on 21 April 2013

    I am doing an Open University course and became interested in Wilfred Owen's poems.This is a comprehensive book of his poems.

  • By Richard Latham on 19 April 2017

    A short collection to listen to again and again expertly read by Greg Wagland. I like that this is an early collection, the verse seems raw and less familiar than the same poems learned at school.A collection to return to and hear new aspects of words and turns of phrase forged in war reflecting its waste and tragic loss of life.No time for personal regret there is an urgency in Owen's work that hints he has little time to plan and structure his poems. However, they cover a range of emotions and episodes from Western Front and the soldiers sent there to fight.You don't have to like poetry to enjoy this audiobook just 45 minutes each time you want to listen to it in full.Words are very powerful, more so sometimes when simply heard, a great piece to listen to and be moved by language and poetry.

  • By John David Charles Hilton on 2 May 2005

    The collected poems of WIlfred Owen. Owen will always be remembered for his war poems, which form the backbone of this volume. They are all here, along with a few pre war efforts such as Written in a Wood and Lines Written on My Nineteeth Birthday. But it is the war poems that he is remembered for. Works such as Anthem for a Doomed Youth and Parable of the Old Man and the Young speaking powefully of the various losses associated with the first world war, both the loss of life and the loss of innocence. Jon Stallworthy has provided a usefull introduction and handy notes for the poems. These are powerful poems and this volume does them justice.

  • By The Snucist on 20 January 2013

    Wilfred Owen is the poet to choose if you want to capture the feeling and impressions of life for an officer who is close to the front line in France and Belgium during the First Workd War, and who returned from convalescence to the Western Front. More poignant still, he died in action as the war dwindled to its end.His poetry has sympathy for all involved in the action, showing feelings of fear, futility and empathy with the enemy who suffered the same privations. Read this book, and appreciate a poet of true ability who conveys meaning so clearly and effectively.


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