Death's Jest Book
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Death's Jest Book by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Book Description"Death's Jest-Book" is the extravagant expression of Thomas Lovell Beddoes's lifelong obsession with mortality and immortality, a surrealising of Renaissance revenge tragedy, alight with treachery, murder, sorcery and haunting. Conceived as a satirical tragedy unmasking the terror of death, it contains some of the most powerful dramatic blank verse by any of the British Romantics. After early acclaim as a lyric poet and dramatist, Beddoes (1803-49) is only now emerging from a century and a half of neglect. This is the first affordable modern edition to present the "Jest-Book" in its earliest complete form, as Beddoes intended to publish it in 1829. The text is supplemented by Michael Bradshaw's introduction, notes and outline of the publication history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857545999
(217mm x 137mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Fyfield Books
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A collection of Beddoes's poems. Using both the lyrical and ballad form, this book shows the poet's interest in death. It includes the erotic "Dream Pedlary" and "Death's Jest Book".
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