William Blake William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced.
William Blake This volume of verse by the great English poet and artist William Blake contains two collections originally published separately in 1789 and 1784. This 1925 edition was edited by British literature professor George H. Cowling.
William Blake Blake's pictorial engagements with The Book of Job extended over many decades. His first efforts were a small group of wash drawings of the mid-1780s showing Job in his misery with his wife and three friends (Butlin 162-164). Another version of this subject appears among Blake's emblem series he sketched in his Notebook (Butlin 201. 20), but the composition appearing in the wash drawings culminated in the large intaglio etching/engraving, "Job" (Essick V) which Blake listed in his advertisement To the Public of 10 October 1793. This print may have stimulated Blake's chief patron, Thomas Butts, to commission a tempera painting, Job and His Daughters(Butlin 394) c. 1799-1800 and, about six years later, a series of nineteen water colors illustrating the story of Job (Butlin 550, the so-called "Butts Set"). In 1821, Blake and his new patron John Linnell borrowed the water colors from Butts. Linnell traced the series and Blake colored them (Butlin 551, the so-called "Linnell Set"). Blake also added two more compositions to this later group and added versions of these same compositions to the earlier group, so that both sets now have twenty-one designs. The Linnell set led directly to his commissioning engravings. These began as a series of reduced sketches executed in 1823 (Butlin 557); the engravings themselves, with a title page added, were not finished and published until 1826.
William Blake This book is a series of texts written in imitation of biblical prophecy but expressing Blake's own intensely personal Romantic and revolutionary beliefs. It was published as printed sheets from etched plates containing prose, poetry and illustrations. It is written in prose, except for the opening Argument and the Song of Liberty. The book describes the poet's visit to Hell. It also tells that good and evil are different kinds of energies, and both are needed to keep the world going.
Dante Alighieri & William Blake Dante's medieval masterpiece "The Divine Comedy" describes the Author's journey through the levels of Hell (Inferno) and Purgatory (Purgatorio) with the Ancient Roman poet Virgil as his guide; and then into Heaven (Paradiso), guided but his departed Love Beatrice.
In the 'Inferno' Dante witnesses the souls of sinners enduring astonishing torments and miseries that befit the sins of their lives, all under the yoke of Lucifer in the lowest level of Hell.
In 'Purgatorio', the souls of the departed attempt to ascend the nine levels of Mount Purgatory, to gain access to the Garden of Eden at the Summit, and then beyond it the gates of Heaven.
"Paradiso" also contains nine levels, above which is the Empyrean Realm, containing the very essence of God.
This epic poem had a profound effect on its medieval readers, and was instrumental in forming and propagating the Medieval Christian concept of Sin, Heaven and Hell.
This beautiful ebook contains dozens of colour illustrations by the celebrated Romantic artist and poet William Blake, as well as the complete text to all three books of Dante's 'Divine Comedy'.
William Blake This collection was designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.
Table of Contents
List of Works by Title List of Works in Alphabetical Order List of
Works in Chronological Order William Blake Biography
America: A Prophecy
Auguries of Innocence
The Book of Thel
Europe: A Prophecy
The Gates of Paradise
I Heard an Angel
I saw a chapel all of gold
An Island in the Moon
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell:
The Voice of the Devil
A Memorable Fancy
Proverbs of Hell
A Memorable Fancy 1
A Memorable Fancy 2
A Memorable Fancy 3
A Song of Liberty
Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau
Song: How sweet I roam'd from field to field
To the Evening Star
Silent, Silent Night
Songs of Innocence and Experience:
Song of Innocense:
The Echoing Green
The Little Black Boy
The Little Boy Lost
The Little Boy Found
A Cradle Song
The Divine Image
On Another's Sorrow
Songs of Experience:
The Clod And The Pebble
The Little Girl Lost
The Little Girl Found
The Sick Rose
My Pretty Rose Tree
The Garden Of Love
The Little Vagabond
The Human Abstract
A Poison tree
A Little Boy Lost
A Little Girl Lost
A Divine Image
A Cradle Song
The Voice Of The Ancient Bard
To the Accuser Who Is the God of This World
Visions of the Daughters of Albion
William Blake, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, G. G. Lord Byron, John Keats, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth & W. B. Yeats Table of Contents: William Blake Elizabeth Barrett Browning Robert Browning G. G. Lord Byron John Keats William Shakespeare Percy Bysshe Shelley Alfred Lord Tennyson William Wordsworth W. B. Yeats Appendix: List of Works in Alphabetical Order
William Blake This book contain collection of 6 best books of William Blake
1. Songs of Innocence 
2. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell [1790–1793]
3. Songs of Experience 
4. The [First] Book of Urizen 
5. Robert Blair, The Grave [1805-1808]
6. The Book of Job [1823-1826]
About the Author William Blake
Poet and painter, born in London, was from earliest youth a seer of visions and a dreamer of dreams, seeing “Ezekiel sitting under a green bough,” and “a tree full of angels at Peckham,” and such he remained to the end of his days. His teeming imagination sought expression both in verse and in drawing, and in his 14th year he was apprenticed to James Basire, an eminent engraver, and thereafter studied at the Royal Academy. Among his chief artistic works were illustrations for Young’s Night Thoughts, Blair’s Grave, “Spiritual Portraits,” and his finest work, “Inventions to the Book of Job,” all distinguished by originality and imagination. In literature his Songs of Innocence appeared in 1789, Songs of Experience in 1794. These books were literally made by Blake and his heaven-provided wife; poems and designs alike being engraved on copper by Blake and bound by Mrs. Blake. In like fashion were produced his mystical books, The Book of Thel , The Marriage of Heaven and Hell , The Gates of Paradise, Visions of the Daughters of Albion, Europe, The Book of Urizen , The Book of Los and The Book of Ahania . His last books were Jerusalem and Milton. His earlier and shorter pieces, e.g. “The Chimney–Sweeper,” “Holy Thursday,” “The Lamb,” “The Sun-flower,” “The Tiger,” etc., have an exquisite simplicity arising from directness and intensity of feeling — sometimes tender, sometimes sublime — always individual. Latterly he lost himself in clouds of mysticism. A truly pious and loving soul, neglected and misunderstood by the world, but appreciated by an elect few, he led a cheerful and contented life of poverty illumined by visions and celestial inspirations.
William Blake The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This monumental volume presents for the first time ever the complete works of William Blake, featuring all of the poetry and the entire corpus of engravings and paintings, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 2)
* Beautifully illustrated with numerous images relating to Blake's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Famous poetry collections like SONGS OF INNOCENCE offer fully illustrated texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes a special ‘Plates’ section with Blake’s complete engravings, paintings and illustrations – spend hours exploring Blake's artistic genius in over 1,100 images!
* Features two biographies - discover Blake’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with missing books to JERUSALEM in response to customer's review
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The Poetry and Prose Books
AN ISLAND IN THE MOON
ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE
THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION
SONGS OF INNOCENCE
THE BOOK OF THEL
THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION
AMERICA A PROPHECY
EUROPE A PROPHECY
THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN
SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
THE BOOK OF LOS
THE SONG OF LOS
THE BOOK OF AHANIA
THE FOUR ZOAS
MILTON A POEM
JERUSALEM: THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION
SONGS AND BALLADS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK (1793)
SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
CATALOGUE OF VISUAL WORKS
WILLIAM BLAKE by Irene Langridge
WILLIAM BLAKE by Charles Gardner
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Providence eLearning, William Blake & William Lasseter A video enhanced edition of the works of William Blake. The complete sets of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience are displayed and analyzed by Providence eLearning English Professor William Lasseter along with several additional poems and paintings.
Published first in 1789 Songs of Innocence revealed one half of a two part thesis by Blake on the state of human perception. Blake saw the world as composed of two contrary and complementary states, calling them respectively “Innocence” and “Experience”. He even subtitled his work as “Showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.” Both sets of poetry are allegorical ways of looking at states of mind, or consciousness.
Songs of Experience was bound together with “Songs of Innocence” and printed in 1794. In it Blake sets forth the second part of his two part thesis on human perception. He quite boldly dissents from the established governmental, societal and religious institutions of England all of which encouraged citizens to suppress their feelings. As Blake claims, these institutions, “With false self-deceiving tears / Didst bind my nostrils, eyes, and ears” and “Didst close my tongue in senseless clay.”
William Blake always envisioned his works as expressions of prophecy. In fact, he seems to have thought of himself as being the living embodiment of the spirit of the great poet, John Milton. His prophetic voice claimed that, “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” His prophecy was not just in written words but also in printing and painting, thus constituting a full artistic vision.