The Marvellous Boy

The Marvellous Boy Download The Marvellous Boy Author Linda Kelly Easyfaroairporttransfers.co.uk In 1770, At The End Of His Tether, The Seventeen Year Old Poet Thomas Chatterton, Penniless And Starving, Despairing Of Success And Tormented By A Sense Of Failure, Committed Suicide In His Garret Room.Within A Few Years He Was Transformed Into A Legend In The Dawning Romantic Movement, He Became A Symbol Of Some Of Its Most Powerful Preoccupations Suicide, Youth And Neglected Genius.During The Two Ensuing Centuries, Chatterton Has Become One Of The Most Famous Of Literary Suicides To The Romantics In The Nineteenth Century, The Premature Death Of This Precocious Genius Became A Source Of Inspiration His Suicide Inspired Vigny S Melodramatic Play Chatterton, And Forty Years Later, Leoncavallo S Opera Spread To Italy The Pre Raphaelites, Especially Rossetti, Were Fascinated By His Death In The Twentieth Century, The Eccentric Scholar And Poet E W Meyerstein Developed A Lifelong Passion For Him.Linda Kelly Explores The Development, Pervasiveness And Astonishing Persistence Of The Chatterton Legend, Throwing New And Revealing Light On The Writers And Artists Who Admired Him A Book That Leaves Out Nothing Important And Yet Keeps Us Reading Like A Novel John Wain

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • The Marvellous Boy
  • Linda Kelly
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 057124842X