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Songs of Innocence and of Experience William Blake

Songs of Innocence and of Experience By William Blake

Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake


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A beautiful colour illustrated edition of William Blake's most famous poems, with a foreword by Peter Harness.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Summary

Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake

William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience includes some of the visionary poet's finest and best-loved poems such as 'The Lamb', 'The Chimney-Sweeper' and 'The Tiger'.

Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has a foreword by Peter Harness.

Blake's work is instantly recognizable by its flamboyance and inventiveness. This gorgeous edition contains stunning reproductions of the fifty-four plates of the poems and illustrations together, which Blake etched himself and coloured by hand. Each has the poem printed on the facing page. Whilst Songs of Innocence captures the innocence of childhood, Songs of Experience is its contrasting sequel.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Reviews

My mind and my body reacted to certain lines from the Songs of Innocence and of Experience . . . with the joyful immediacy of a flame leaping to meet a gas jet. -- Philip Pullman * The Guardian *
As a poet, Blake's greatest works are the short ones, his Songs of Innocence and Experience. * The Independent *

About William Blake

William Blake was born in London in 1757. He was apprenticed to a master engraver and then studied at the Royal Academy under the guidance of Joshua Reynolds. In 1789 he engraved and published Songs of Innocence and the contrasting Songs of Experience came later in 1794. A poet, painter and printmaker of great originality and imagination, his work was largely unrecognized during his lifetime and he struggled to make a living. Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. He died in 1827.

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NGR9781529025859
9781529025859
1529025850
Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
20190808
128
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