Free Classic Poetry Ebooks

These collections of works by major poets are compiled from copyright-free sources and carefully formatted so that, as far as possible, poems appear as they would in print (though please note that some ereader apps will ignore formatting, especially line indentations.)

Each book has an introduction and a hyperlinked list of contents. You can download them free below as epub, mobi (Kindle) or pdf files. No file is larger than about 500 KB.

Six poetry ebooks are currently available:

English Poetry of Landscape: an Anthology 1370 - 1928
The Poetry of Sleep: an Anthology 1370 - 1930
Tennyson - Selected Poems
Keats - Selected Poems
John Clare - Selected Poems
John Donne - Selected Poems


English Poetry of Landscape:
An Anthology 1370 to 1928

This book contains works by over 50 poets, from Chaucer to Rupert Brooke, some famous, some less well-known. The poems are arranged chronologically, showing how attitudes to landscape have shifted through the centuries.

Download the free landscape poetry ebook:
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The Poetry of Sleep:
An Anthology 1370 to 1930

This collection contains eighty poems about sleep (and the lack of it), from Chaucer to the 20th Century. Poems are arranged chronologically.

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Tennyson: Selected Poems

This collection includes Tennyson's best-known shorter works in full, and extracts from longer and lesser-known poems, with explanatory notes.

Download the free Tennyson ebook:
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John Keats: Selected Poems

This includes Keats's most famous works, including the Odes and the whole of Hyperion, as well as lesser-known poems.

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John Clare: Selected Poems

A collection of ninety poems and extracts by the 19th century poet of nature and rural life.

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John Donne: Selected Poems

This contains seventy of the 17th century poet's best-known love poems, elegies and religious verses.

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More ebooks will be added to the list in due course. These books were compiled as a labour of love; please feel free to copy or use them for any non-commercial purpose.

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the cover of the free ebook English Poetry of Landscape: an Anthology 1370 - 1928





the cover of the free ebook The Poetry of Sleep: an Anthology 1370 - 1930





the cover of the free ebook of Tennyson's Selected Poems





the cover of the free ebook John Keats: Selected Poems





the cover of the free ebook John Clare: Selected Poems





the cover of the free ebook John Donne: Selected Poems