William Blake

William Blake (1757-1827) was not only a poet but also an artist and print-maker, and an important figure in the Romantic era. He published collections of poems and mystical books with and without illustrations and he also illustrated works by others. In his Great Writers Inspire collection, you can find a selection of his works as ebooks. A good starting point to learn more about Blake and his work is the podcast with Dr David Fallon, available both as audio and video. Dr Fallon explains how he finds that what makes Blake's work so extraordinary is that it "stages a struggle between the very modern desire to banish repressive superstitions and a more unfamiliar enthusiasm for the visionary powers of prophecy, myth and the imagination".

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1 William Blake

Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the...

David Fallon
# Title Description Contributor
1 William Blake

Dr David Fallon introduces the poetry, painting, and engraving of William Blake, focusing on the...

David Fallon
2 Studying William Blake in context pt.1 (lecture)

Video podcast of lecture by David Higgins, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board...

David Higgins
3 Studying William Blake in context pt.2 (lecture)

Video podcast of lecture by David Higgins, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board...

David Higgins
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1 The Drawings and Engravings of William Blake

Image collection

William Blake
2 Poems. SelectionsThe book of Thel

ebook version of Poems. SelectionsThe book of Thel

Blake, William, 1757-1827
3 The marriage of Heaven and Hell

ebook version of The marriage of Heaven and Hell

Blake, William, 1757-1827
4 Poems. SelectionsSelected poems

ebook version of Poems. SelectionsSelected poems

Blake, William, 1757-1827
5 The poems of William Blake

"Comprising songs of innocence and of experience together with poetical sketches and some...

William Blake
6 William Blake, a critical essay

2nd ed.
London

Algernon Charles Swinburne
7 The William Blake calendar, selected by T. Wright.

A Quotation from the Works of William Blake for Every Day in the Year
ed. Thomas Wright...

William Blake
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Cover
2 William Blake - Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims

Copper engraving by William Blake, with additions in watercolour by the artist Third state, 1810...

3 The Ghost of a Flea

Painting by William Blake.
Tempera heightened with gold leaf on mahogany panel

4 Little Boy lost
5 Jerusalem

Plate 100 depicting Los and Enitharmon of w:Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion.

# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 The Lamb by William Blake

A singing speech-synthesis version of Blake's 'Little Lamb' (1794), created by Bryant O'Hara....

Bryant O'Hara