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The Book of Old English Ballads, George Wharton Edwards

The Book of Old English Ballads, George Wharton Edwards

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'The Book of Old English Ballads With an Accompaniment of Decorative Drawings' by George Wharton Edwards and an introduction by Hamilton W. Marie, celebrates the charm and raw emotion of popular ballads. These songs, which draw inspiration from nature and historical events, provide a unique window into the world of an earlier age. Unlike contemporary poetry, ballads prioritize objectivity and narration over introspection and moralizing. They offer a direct, unfiltered look at life, unencumbered by the subjective emotions and imaginative effects of modern literature. This collection includes beloved ballads such as 'Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne' and 'Sir Patrick Spens', as well as lesser-known gems like 'The Nut-brown Maid' and 'Annan Water'.

George Wharton Edwards, 1896

Hardcover, Very Good (previous owner's inscription on first page, and just age spots throughout)

186 pages


20 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm

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