BlakeBook - 1995
A biography of William Blake. Poet, painter, engraver, visionary, his was a radical spirit fired by genius. The book presents Blake in the context of his period: we see him caught up in the Gordon Riots, excited by the French Revolution and attracted by various forms of spiritual radicalism and sexual magic. Peter Ackroyd has also written Dickens, a biography of Charles Dickens.
Publisher: London : Sinclair-Stevenson, 1995
Characteristics: 399 p. : ill