Death's Jest Book

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 123 pages
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Death's Jest-Book is the extravagant expression of Thomas Lovell Beddoes's lifelong obsession with mortality and immortality, a surrealising of Renaissance revenge tragedy, alight with treachery, murder, sorcery and haunting. Conceived as a satirical tragedy unmasking the terror of death, it contains some of the most powerful dramatic blank verse by any of the British Romantics.
After early acclaim as a lyric poet and dramatist, Beddoes (1803-49) is only now emerging from a century and a half of neglect. This is the first affordable modern edition to present the Jest-Book in its earliest complete form, as Beddoes intended to publish it in 1829. The text is supplemented by Michael Bradshaw's introduction, notes and outline of the publication history.
  

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User Review  - Jeff Holt - Goodreads

This review is not for scholars who are debating about specific issues within Beddoes' crticism, but for readers who may not be familiar with the poet Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Simply put, if you enjoy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

The best verse tragedy and comedy all rolled into one zany package. A classic for young, old, and dead. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Thomas Lovell Beddoes was a 19th-century English poet and dramatist. He is the author of "The Bride's Tragedy. "Michael Bradshaw is the author of "Selected Poems: Thomas Lovell Beddoes."

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