Edwin Arnold

Collected Poetry of Edwin Arnold (With Original Illustrations)

This carefully crafted ebook: “Collected Poetry of Edwin Arnold (With Original Illustrations)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia. The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia, which was translated into various languages such as Hindi. The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is in a form of a narrative poem. The book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. A few decades before the book's publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership.

Table of Contents:

The Light of Asia

Light of the World; or, The Great Consummation:

At Bethlehem

Mary Magdalene.

The Magus.

The Alabaster Box.

The Parables.

The Love of God and Man.

The Great Consummation

Indian Poetry

The Indian Song of Songs (Hymn to Vishnu -11 Sargas)

Miscellaneous Oriental Poems:

The Rajpoot Wife

King Saladin

The Caliph's Draught

Hindoo Funeral Song

Song of the Serpent-charmers

Song of the Flour-mill

Taza ba Taza

The Mussulman Paradise

Dedication of a Poem From the Sanskrit

The Rajah's Ride

Two Books From The Iliad Of India

“The Great Journey.”

“The Entry Into Heaven.”

“Night of Slaughter.”

The Morning Prayer.

Proverbial Wisdom From the Shlokas of the Hitopadeśa…

The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahâbhârata)

Potiphar’s Wife
493 printed pages


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