The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The Highwayman

Written by Alfred Noyes

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes's famous poem still has the power to thrill us as we read the story of the highwayman and his doomed love for Bess, the landlord's black-eyed daughter. Charles Keeping's astonishing pictures broke the boundaries of picture book illustration when it was first published and won the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1982.


Keeping's illustrations are amongst the most powerful images ever to have appeared in children's literature. Books for Keeps The striking quality of these classic poems is such that they still offer excitement and intensity for today's young readers with Keeping's unique interpretation providing a marvellous way into the poetry. Dave Chant, Carousel

About the Author

Alfred Noyes
Alfred Noyes was born to Alfred and Amelia Adams Noyes on the 16th of September in the year 1880 in the town of Wolverhamton, England. His father became a teacher and taught Latin and Greek and he taught in Aberystwyth, Wales. In 1898, Alfred attended Exeter College in Oxford. Though he failed to earn a degree, the young poet published his first collection of poetry, The Loom of Years, in 1902.

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th May 1999




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