George Crabbe (1754-1832) was privy to both poverty and provincial society at the turn of the 19th century. Throughout the unheaval of the Romantic movement he persisted in his precise, closely observed, realistic rural portraits, writing mainly in the heroic couplets of the preceding age.

Selected Poems 1991, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140423655

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