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The Resource Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt, Nicholas Roe

Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt, Nicholas Roe

Label
Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt
Title
Fiery heart
Title remainder
the first life of Leigh Hunt
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Roe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Leigh Hunt is the forgotten giant of English Romanticism. The man Virginia Woolf called the 'spiritual grandfather' of the modern world was descended from black Caribbeans and grew up a child of the American and French Revolutions. A poet and radical journalist, he threw off the shackles of the old order and campaigned tirelessly for Irish freedom and the abolition of slavery. Unwilling to see the Prince of Wales as an 'Adonis in Loveliness', Hunt was jailed for a 'diabolical libel' that presented the Prince as he was: a corpulent fifty-year-old, sodden with drink and drugs." "Hunt was at the centre of a charismatic generation. In prison he drew the homage of Lord Byron, and soon afterwards discovered the Romantic geniuses of Keats and Shelley. He was also a man riven by contradictions, enjoying a controversial public role while battling with private demons. Hunt's own poetry glows with the sexual frankness that characterised all his relationships, male and female."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roe, Nicholas.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • Journalists
  • Critics
  • Romanticism
  • Liberalism
  • Political prisoners
  • Hunt, Leigh
Label
Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt, Nicholas Roe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-401) and index
Control code
982005434342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 428 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780712602242
Lccn
2005434342
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.
Label
Fiery heart : the first life of Leigh Hunt, Nicholas Roe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-401) and index
Control code
982005434342
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 428 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780712602242
Lccn
2005434342
Other physical details
ill., map, ports.

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