ISBN-10:
1854377299
ISBN-13:
9781854377296
Pub. Date:
03/01/2007
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience

Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience

by William BlakeWilliam Blake
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Overview

This stylish reissue of Blake’s timeless work is sumptuously packaged in burnt-orange casing with gold sprayed edges, which allude to the treasures within.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is a rare and wonderful book, its seeming simplicity belying its visionary wisdom. Internationally recognised as a masterpiece of English literature, it also occupies a key position in the history of western art. This unique edition of the work allows Blake to communicate with his readers as he intended, reproducing Blake's own illumination and lettering from the finest existing example of the original work. In this way, readers can experience the mystery and beauty of Blake's poems as he first created them, discovering for themselves the intricate web of symbol and meaning that connects word and image. Each poem is accompanied by a literal transcription, and the volume is introduced by the renowned historian and critic, Richard Holmes. This beautiful edition of The Songs of Innocence and Experience will be essential for those familiar with Blake's work, but also offers an ideal way into his visionary world for those encountering Blake for the first time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854377296
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Edition description: Nintey Eight
Pages: 54
Product dimensions: 4.35(w) x 6.35(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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Richard Holmes is an award-winning biographer from London.




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