Blake Records / Edition 2

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300096859
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Publication date: 1/20/2004
  • Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 988
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Blake Sites
List of Abbreviations
Owners and Repositories of Unique Materials
New References to Blake
Seven Red Herrings
Genealogies of Blake, Armitage, Boucher-Butcher
Prelude: Family and Milieu, 1714-1757 1
Pt. I The Visionary Apprentice: A City of Gold, 1757-1779 9
Pt. II From Artisan to Artist, 1779-1799 18
Pt. III Patronage and Dependence: "The Visions Were Angry With Me", 1800-1805 85
Pt. IV Independence and Obscurity: "You Are Mad as a Refuge From Unbelief", 1806-1818 222
Pt. V The Ancients and the Interpreter, 1818-1827 340
Pt. VI A Fading Shadow, 1827-1831 465
Postscript: "God Protect Me from My Friends", 1831-1833 548
App. I Early Essays on Blake 561
App. II Blake Residences 733
App. III Blake Accounts 757
App. IV Engravings by and after Blake, 1779-1831 813
App. V Blake's Poems Reprinted, 1806-1849 825
App. VI "'My Name is Legion: for we are many': 'William Blake' in London 1740-1830" 829
Endnotes 847
Index 880
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