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Matthew Arnold / edited by Miriam Allott and Robert H. Super by Matthew ArnoldArnold
The Major Works by Francis BaconBacon
Selected Poetry (Oxford World's Classics) by William BlakeBlake
Robert Browning: A Critical Edition Of The Major Works by Robert BrowningBrowning
John Clare / edited by Eric Robinson and David Powell by John ClareClare
The Major Works by Samuel Taylor ColeridgeColeridge
The Major Works: Including Songs and Sonnets and Sermons by John DonneDonne
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by John DrydenDryden
Ralph Waldo Emerson / edited by Richard Poirier by Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson
Thomas Hardy (Oxford Authors) by Thomas HardyHardy
George Herbert and Henry Vaughan (Oxford Standard Series) by George HerbertHerbert, Vaughan
Samuel Johnson: The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by Samuel JohnsonJohnson
Ben Jonson (The Oxford authors) by Ben JonsonJonson
The Major Works: Including Endymion, the Odes and Selected Letters by John KeatsKeats
Rudyard Kipling (The Oxford Authors) by Rudyard KiplingKipling
Andrew Marvell (Oxford Authors) by Andrew MarvellMarvell
The Major Works by John MiltonMilton
The Major Works (Oxford World's Classics) by Alexander PopePope
The Major Works by Philip SidneySidney
Alfred Tennyson (Oxford Authors) by Alfred TennysonTennyson
Oscar Wilde - The Major Works: including The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford World's Classics) by Oscar WildeWilde
The Major Works: Including poems, plays, and critical prose (Oxford World's Classics) by W. B. YeatsYeats
British Poetry and Prose 1870-1905 (Oxford Authors) by Ian Fletcheranthology

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Under the general editorship of Frank Kermode, this series published selections from the works of major English-language authors. Originally the only titles were the authors' names. Many of these volumes were reprinted in 2000 and later as part of the "Oxford world's classics" series, each with the new title The major works.

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