This guide offers an introduction to the life and works of William Blake.
This guide uses a number of abbreviations as follows:
BR G. E. Bentley, Jr. Blake Records. Second edition. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2004.
Life Alexander Gilchrist. Life of William Blake. Edited by Ruthven Todd. Revised edition. London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1945.
Stranger G. E. Bentley, Jr. The Stranger from Paradise: A Biography of William Blake. New Haven and London: Yale
University Press, 2001.
All quotations are from David V. Erdman’s The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Revised edition. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney and Auckland: Doubleday, 1988. Citations are indicated by the letter E followed by the page number in Erdman’s edition.
All images are taken from the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection unless otherwise noted and are in the public domain.
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