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Blake records : documents (1714-1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988

Author: G E Bentley, Jr.
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G.E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography Sources
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Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G E Bentley, Jr.
ISBN: 0300096852 9780300096859
OCLC Number: 49775332
Description: xxviii, 943 pages, [32] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Seven Red Herrings --
Genealogies of Blake, Armitage, Boucher-Butcher --
Prelude: Family and Milieu, 1714-1757 --
Pt. I. Visionary Apprentice: A City of Gold, 1757-1779 --
Pt. II. From Artisan to Artist, 1779-1799 --
Pt. III. Patronage and Dependence: "The Visions Were Angry With Me", 1800-1805 --
Pt. IV. Independence and Obscurity: "You Are Mad as a Refuge From Unbelief", 1806-1818 --
Pt. V. Ancients and the Interpreter, 1818-1827 --
Pt. VI. Fading Shadow, 1827-1831 --
Postscript: "God Protect Me from My Friends", 1831-1833 --
App. I. Early Essays on Blake --
App. II. Blake Residences --
App. III. Blake Accounts --
App. IV. Engravings by and after Blake, 1779-1831 --
App. V. Blake's Poems Reprinted, 1806-1849 --
App. VI. "'My Name is Legion: for we are many': 'William Blake' in London 1740-1830"
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"Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G.E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons. The result of decades of research, this book is scholarly and comprehensive, besides being accessible and highly enlightening."--Jacket.

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