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Life of William Blake
With Selections from his Poems and Other Writings

Volume 2


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Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Frederic James Shields, James Smetham, Samuel Palmer, Anne Gilchrist
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  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108013680

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  • Although today William Blake (1757–1827) is recognised as a visionary poet and artist, at the time of his death he was unknown except for his presumed insanity. This highly influential two-volume biography by the barrister Alexander Gilchrist, first published in 1863 and reissued here in its second edition (1880), rescued William Blake from almost complete obscurity. The accepted interpretation of his madness was challenged and his creative talents were brought to the attention of Victorian society by the inclusion of selected writings and artistic works, nearly all previously unpublished. Volume 2 contains a large selection of Blake's poetry and prose together with an annotated catalogue of his drawings and paintings.

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108013680
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 27 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Selections edited by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Poetical Sketches
    Songs of Innocence
    Songs of Experience
    The Book of Thel
    Ideas of good and evil
    Prose writings
    Annotated catalogue of Blake's paintings and drawings by William Michael Rossetti
    Account between Blake and Mr. Butts
    Lists of engravings
    List of writings
    Prospectus by Blake issued in 1793
    Descriptive notes of the designs to Young's 'Night Thoughts' by Frederic James Shields
    Essay on Blake by James Smetham
    In memoriam F. O. Finch, by Samuel Palmer
    Memoir of Alexander Gilchrist by Anne Gilchrist

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    Alexander Gilchrist


    Dante Gabriel Rossetti

    William Michael Rossetti


    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Frederic James Shields, James Smetham, Samuel Palmer, Anne Gilchrist

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