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life of William Blake

Mona Wilson

life of William Blake

by Mona Wilson

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Published by OUP in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMona Wilson ; revised by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.
ContributionsKeynes, Sir Geoffrey., Blake, William, 1757-1827.
The Physical Object
Pagination430p.
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14957234M
ISBN 10019211297X

William Blake () is one of the key figures of English Romanticism, and a handful of his poems are universally known thanks to their memorable phrases and opening lines. Blake frequently spoke out against injustice in his own lifetime: slavery, racism, poverty, and the corruption of those in power. Biography of William Blake Childhood. William Blake was born in Soho, London, into a respectable working-class family. His father James sold stockings and gloves for a living, while his mother, Catherine Hermitage, looked after the couple's seven children, two of whom died in infancy.

William Blake and his works have been extensively discussed and criticised over the twentieth and now this century, however previous to that he was barely known. He first became known in with Alexander Gilchrist’s biography “Life” and only fully appreciated and recognised at the beginning of the twentieth century. Page - Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house ; and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.5/5(1). William Blake was born in Soho, London, into a respectable working-class family. His father James sold stockings and gloves for a living, while his mother, Catherine Hermitage, looked after the couple's seven children, two of whom died in ality: English.

"I have always regarded her book as the most important biographical account of Blake to have appeared since the second edition of Gilchrist's Life in " (Keynes). The Nonesuch Press was founded in with the intent to make books "for those among collectors who also use books for . Blake’s engraving method allowed him to illustrate his own poems as well as the classics, bringing to vibrant life works including the Book of Job and Dante's Divine Comedy.   My review of William Blake The Complete Illuminated Books published by Thames and Hudson. See it on : See it on


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SyntaxTextGen not activatedOne pdf the greatest Victorian-era biographies, Alexander Gilchrist's The Life of William Blake plays a pdf role in the history of Blake's work and its influence on other writers and artists.

The first standard text on Blake and a cornerstone of the extensive scholarship on his life and work, it not only delivered its subject from unjust obscurity but also dispelled the notion of Blake's.Explore books by William Blake with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £  Blake's ebook, except for three years at Felpham where he prepared illustrations for an ebook of Cowper, was spent in London.

Poetical Sketches (), his first book, was the only one published conventionally during his lifetime. He engraved and published all his other major poetry himself (the rest remained in manuscript), for which he.