Book Details

Book title: English Couplets
Author(s): M.R. Shetty
ISBN: 9788182743144
Publication Year: 2007
Binding: PB
Pages: 624
Price: Rs. 295 Rs. 295
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Two lines of verse that have rhyme and meter are called couplets. This volume titled “ English Couplets” is a continuation of the previously published work called  “ Encyclopaedia of Quotable Couplets”(2005)  and was written over a period of fifteen months. 
The earliest recorded couplets were written by Thiruvalluvar in Tamil Classics and was called Thirukkural. It expressed universal truths in couplet form. Scholars generally date this work to the second century B.C. 

Couplets  by unknown authors in English Literaure were found in the fourteenth century. Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was the first to use couplets consistently in his work.

ABOUT Author

Mulki Radhakrishna Shetty was born in India. He was educated in Bangalore and qualified as a Physician from Madras University. He later studied in England, Canada and the United States, where he practiced Medical Oncology. In 2005 he authored to books “The Itinerant Indian” and “Encyclopaedia of Quotable Couplets” which found a place in the “Limca Book of Records 2007.” This book is the next  volume of couplets titled “ English Couplets.”  Written over a period of thirteen months. He now lives in Bangalore.

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