"Blake Records" by G. E. Bentley

Blake Records Second Edition G. E. Bentley

Publication date:
11 Mar 2004
Paul Mellon Centre
988 pages: 235 x 156mm
60 b-w + 4 color illus.

Poet, painter, engraver, and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This fascinating book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake’s long and productive life. Distinguished Blake expert, G. E. Bentley, Jr., 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 comprehensive, accessible, and highly enlightening.

G. E. Bentley, Jr., is emeritus professor of English at the University of Toronto and the author of numerous books about William Blake.

'...an achievement of passionate scholarship' -