The Life of William Blake

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Courier Dover Publications, 1998 - Art - 533 pages
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This classic biography - originally published in 1863 - was the first full-length study of Blake. The author offers thoughtful critical commentary on the poets works, from his childhood poetry to such later masterpieces as "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Book of Urizen, Inventions to the Book of Job" and many more. The book covers the facts of Blake's life: his childhood, years as an engraver's apprentice and student life, relationships with patrons and employers, his trial for treason, his "madness, " neglect by the public, declining health and ultimately death.
  

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flawed, dated and responsible for many of the misconceptions in Blake Studies. Yet, indispensable. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER l
1
CHAPTER IV
24
CHAPTER V
52
WORLD 178284 2211 2527 44
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CHAPTER VII
118
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CHAPTER XVI
145
A KEEN EMPLOYER
219
GLEAMS 01 PATRONAGE
230
PERSONAL DETAILS
327
CHAPTER XXXV
337
CHAPTER XXXVI
351
CHAPTER XXIV
379
POSTHUMOUs r8z731
383
CHAPTER XXXIX
388

CHAPTER XVII
158
CHAPTER XVIII
165
CHAPTER XIX
192
CHAPTER XX
200
INVENTIONS TO THE BooR or Jon
397
B1 iuuzs DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE
497
INDEX
527
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