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Poems Prophecies

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ISBN-10: 1406791911

ISBN-13: 9781406791914

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Blake

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This volume, introduced by Max Plowman, who edited the selection, consists first of works printed and illustrated by Blake among these are: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, The Book of Thel, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, Milton, a poem in two books, Jerusalem, and a facsimile reproduction in full of The Gates of Paradise, the little booklet of engravings about 1820. Then the most important of the works that remain in manuscripts such as those of Pickering and Rossetti, including The Last Judgement, The Everlasting Gospel, and nearly forty other poems from Blake's own manuscript book. Lastly the Poetical Sketches, published in 1783 by Blake's…    
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List price: $35.99
Publisher: Read Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.05" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

William Blake's poems, prophecies, and engravings represent his strong vision and voice for rebellion against orthodoxy and all forms of repression. Born in London in November 1757; his father, a hosier of limited means, could do little for the boy's education. However, when the young Blake's talent for design became apparent, his wise father sent him to drawing school at the age of 10. In 1771 Blake was apprenticed to an engraver. Blake went on to develop his own technique, a method he claimed that came to him in a vision of his deceased younger brother. In this, as in so many other areas of his life, Blake was an iconoclast; his blend of printing and engraving gave his works a unique and…