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John Clare - The Shepherd's Calendar 1827 Exquisite First Edition-
John Clare - The Shepherd's Calendar 1827 First Edition Beautiful Condition. Published for John Taylor & Sold by J.A Hessey in 1827. With original engraved frontispiece (see photo) Bought from completely rebound in new Leather by St Mary's Books, Stamford, England in 2008. Exquisite Leather binding Stored in bubble wrap and damp free safe since 2008. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. John Clare (13 July 1793 - 20 May 1864) was an English poet. The son of a farm labourer, he became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption.[1] His poetry underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century: he is now often seen as a major 19th-century poet.[2] His biographer Jonathan Bate called Clare "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self."[3] John Clare is one of the greatest English Romantic poets, and The Shepherd's Calendar is his masterpiece. It is a classic of English poetry and a fascinating work of social history, recording long-vanished aspects of nineteenth-century rural life. The poem provides a calendar of the country year, in which the various tasks performed by the farm labourer take their place: ploughing in February, lambing in March, and hay-making in June. The countryman's year is also punctuated by celebrations and festivals, such as May Day games, sheep-shearing feasts, Harvest Home, and Christmas. Rooted in popular culture, the poem has many vivid descriptions of the flowers, birds, an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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