The Wit in the Dungeon
The Life of Leigh Hunt
By (author) Anthony Holden
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Wit in the Dungeon by Anthony Holden
Book DescriptionHe was born in the year Dr Johnson died, and died in the year A.E. Houseman and Conan Doyle were born. The 75 years of Leigh Hunt's life uniquely span two distinct eras of English life and literature. A major player in the Romantic movement, the intimate and first publisher of Keats and Shelley, friend of Byron, Hazlitt and Lamb, Hunt lived on to become an elder statesman of Victorianism, the friend and chamption of Tennyson and Dickens, awarded a state pension by Queen Victoria. Jailed in his twenties for insulting the Prince of Wales, Hunt ended his long, productive life vainly seeking the Poet Laureatship with fawning poems to Victoria. A tirelessly prolific poet, essayist, editor and critic, he has been described as having no rival in the history of English criticism. Yet Hunt's remarkable life story has never been fully told. Anthony Holden's deeply researched and vibrantly written biography gives full due to this minor poet - but major influence on his great Romantic contemporaries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780316030229
(228mm x 146mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Anthony Holden
Wit in the Dungeon, Paperback (April 2016)
Masterly biography of Leigh Hunt - publisher, poet, critic and Republican, and the mentor of Keats and Shelley
Pirate Who's Back in Bunny Slippers, Hardback (March 2016)
"Based on a really funny idea by Harrison Blanz, Age 9."
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, Paperback (May 2015)» View all books by Anthony Holden
The bestselling collection of poetry so powerful that 100 great men have been moved to tears
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Author Biography - Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden, biographer of Shakespeare, Tchaikovsky, Laurence Olivier and Prince Charles, was made a Fellow of the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library while researching this book.
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