The Farthing Poet: A Biography of Richard Hengist Horne 1802-84: A Lesser Literary Lion

1st Edition

Ann Blainey

Published October 17, 2017
Reference - 292 Pages
ISBN 9781138642669 - CAT# Y227749
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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First published in 1968. Richard Hengist Horne, virtually unknown today, was one of the more extraordinary figures of the nineteenth century literary scene. The author of an epic poem Orion was acclaimed a work of genius by almost every English critic. His voluminous literary output is for the most part forgotten, but his life and character, his widely romantic aspirations to be a Man of Genius, provide a fascinating tragi-comic study. As a background study to the literature and society of the time, Ann Blainey’s book is packed with interest and anecdote, and as a study of a remarkable man it is consistently entertaining.


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