verse novels

I might point out to blueandgold that his "verse novel" is part of a very long literary tradition that includes Homer, Ariosto, Dante and Longfellow, among others. Probably the best-known twentieth century example is Joseph March's "The Wild Party." Blueandgold is in good company!

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  • Thank you, Sir. I appreciate the kind words.

         The verse novel genre seems to be rather loosely defined, and understandably so, but there are indeed some worthy gems among the rubble. I think you will find this one has some sparkle to it. (At least I tend to think so.)  Smiley Wink

  • Skoob_ymSkoob_ym Teacher

    One might also, without doing violence to the term, include Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained.

     

    And if I am not mistaken, Edmund Spenser's Faery Queen.

  • Ron MillerRon Miller Professor

    Skoob_Ym wrote:

    One might also, without doing violence to the term, include Milton's Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained.

     

    And if I am not mistaken, Edmund Spenser's Faery Queen.


    Indeed.

  • Ron and Skoob, perhaps you should read Castle's Keeper: A Song of Love and Justice for yourselves and see what sparkle shines afresh? Smiley Wink

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