The Oxford Book of French Verse
France, Mère des Arts, Des Armes Et Des Loix.
Du Bellay

The Oxford Book of French Verse

XIIIth Century–XIXth Century

Chosen by St. John Lucas

These 317 works begin with the emergence of Villon as the first master of verse; to the Renaissance men Ronsard and Du Bellay; through the dramatic verse of Corneille and Racine; concluding with the Romanticism of Hugo and Gautier.

Bibliographic Record Introduction


To the Memory of Frederick York Powell, Sometime Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford, and a Lover of the Fine Art of France

Chronologic Index of Authors
Alphabetic Index of Authors
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines