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The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake

Author: G E Bentley, Jr.; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, ©2001.
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"William Blake's wife once said of him: "I have very little of Mr. Blake's company; he is always in Paradise". This illustrated biography of the great English artist, poet and mystic brings us very much into Blake's company, presenting, often in the words of his contemporaries, everything that is known of his life and times."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Blake; William Blake; William Blake; William Blake
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G E Bentley, Jr.; Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
ISBN: 0300089392 9780300089394 0300100302 9780300100303
OCLC Number: 45854229
Description: xxvi, 532 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. 1720-1772 : God at the window --
ch. 2. 1772-1779 : the visionary apprentice --
ch. 3. 1779-1787 : "Delighted with good company" --
ch. 4. 1787-1795 : dark profitable years --
ch. 5. 1795-1800 : the ocean of business --
ch. 6. 1800-1804 : sweet Felpham and Rex vs Blake --
ch. 7. 1804-1810 : "Drunk with intellectual vision" --
ch. 8. 1810-1818 : "I am hid" --
ch. 9. 1818-1827 : the ancients and the interpreter --
Postscript : Blake's shadow of delight alone : Catherine Blake in 1827-1831.
Responsibility: G.E. Bentley, Jr.

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"William Blake's wife once said of him: "I have very little of Mr. Blake's company; he is always in Paradise". This illustrated biography of the great English artist, poet and mystic brings us very much into Blake's company, presenting, often in the words of his contemporaries, everything that is known of his life and times."--BOOK JACKET.

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