The Last Pirate

Tales from Gilbert & Sullivan Operas

by Louis Untermeyer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/8/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 336
ISBN : 9780595006557

About the Book

The seven tales which are found in this work are not Untermeyer? own. Additionally, Untermeyer points out that this volume is not intended for the ?evotees or scholars who know their Gilbert and Sullivan forward and backward, and vice versa.?

This book is for the younger and less learned reader. It is offered as a preparation for them and is intended for those who are unfamiliar with the almost perfect music and words which marks for example, The Gondoliers, and for the young people who have yet to hear their first performance of Ruddigore.

Untermeyer has drawn on Gilbert? unmatched lyrics and has made almost continuous use of his prose.

About the Author

Louis Untermeyer was author, anthologist, and translator of more than a hundred books for readers of all ages. He is best remembered as a prolific anthologist whose treasuries introduced students to contemporary poetry for decades. His collections of Modern American Poetry and Modern British Poetry, revised and amplified have sold over a million copies. He is said to have introduced more poets to readers and more readers to poets than any other American.