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.
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"[A] beautiful book. . . . Represent[s] these works faithfully in all their splendid color and detail."The Bloomsbury Review
"A beautiful book that offers us both access to the text as originally intended and in-depth exegesis. . . . [An] essential book."Times Literary Supplement (Tls)
"An intellectual and critical gem."Blake: an Illustrated Quarterly
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