Chatterton by Peter Ackroyd Book Summary:
Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770), apparently a suicide at 18, posthumously astonished literary England when he was revealed as the author of a sequence of famous and influential "medieval" poems he claimed to have discovered. An authentic talent as well as a literary counterfeiter, he is the guiding spirit of Peter Ackroyd's brilliant novel. In today's London, a young poet and an elderly novelist engage the mystery of Chatterton by trying to decode the clues found in an old manuscript, only to discover that their investigation discloses other riddles for which there are no solutions. Chatterton is at once a hilariously witty comedy; a thoughtful and dramatic exploration of the deepest issues of authenticity in both life and art; and a subtle and touching story of failed lives, parental love, doomed marriages, and erotic passions.
Chatterton a biographical study by Daniel Sir Wilson Book Summary:
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Thomas Chatterton and Romantic Culture Book Summary:
Thomas Chatterton was a poet, forger, and adolescent suicide, and the debate over his work was a pivotal episode in the history of eighteenth-century literature. It ultimately established Chatterton as the inspiration for Romantic poets like Blake, Coleridge, and Keats. This book is a major collection of diverse new essays by scholars, critics, and writers like Peter Ackroyd and Richard Holmes. They show the mercurial Chatterton in exciting new contexts, and restore him as a seminal figure in English Literature.
The Family Romance of the Impostor-Poet Thomas Chatterton by Louise J. Kaplan Book Summary:
The enigma of Thomas Chatterton is investigated by Louise J. Kaplan, who untangles the counterfeiter from the artist, the troubled adolescent from the visionary poet, as she recreates the short life of a fatherless boy who found an authentic voice only in the realm of his imaginings.
The Poetical Works Of Thomas Chatterton: With A Memoir, Volumes 1-2 by Thomas Chatterton Book Summary:
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The Works of Thomas Chatterton ...: Poems Attributed to Rowley by George Gregory Book Summary:
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton, Vol. 1: With a Memoir (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Chatterton Book Summary:
Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton, Vol. 1: With a Memoir Chatterton's pocket-book after his death. They are given in a note towards the end of the Memoir. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The Works of Thomas Chatterton, Vol. 2: Containing the Poems Attributed to Rowley (Classic Reprint) by Thomas Chatterton Book Summary:
Excerpt from The Works of Thomas Chatterton, Vol. 2: Containing the Poems Attributed to Rowley Ah, Raufe! Gif thos the howres do comme Gif thos wee flie in chase of farther woe, Oure fote wylle fayle, albeytte wee bee stronge. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
[(The Works of Thomas Chatterton)] [ By (author) Thomas Chatterton, Edited by Joseph Cottle, Edited by Robert Southey, Edited by George Gregory ] [September, 2013] by Thomas Chatterton Book Summary:
Thomas Chatterton (1752-70) was only seventeen when he died of arsenic poisoning. Among his family and friends he was known as a versifier with a fascination for medieval manuscripts, but none suspected the true scope of his work. At eleven, he was already writing poetry, and by the end of his life his love poems, eclogues and forged medieval pieces numbered in the hundreds. Chatterton is best known for the Rowley poems, which he claimed were transcribed from the work of a fifteenth-century monk. Although the precocious skill of his forgeries, once exposed, often went unrecognised by critics, Chatterton's legacy influenced the Romantics for decades after his death. This three-volume collection of his work, edited by Joseph Cottle and Robert Southey, first appeared in 1803. Volume 1 includes his earliest poetry, and a biography by George Gregory (also reissued separately in this series).
The works of the English poets from Chaucer to Cowper Volume т. 15; including the series edited in twenty-one volumes. W. Thompson, Blair, Lloyd, ... Chatterton, Cooper, Smollett, Hamilton by Alexander Chalmers Book Summary:
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 Excerpt: ...to you. cuse, ' " Small faults, we hope, with candour you 'll exNor harshly treat a self-convicted muse." If, after trial, he should mercy find, He 'll own that mercy with a grateful mind; Or, by strict justice, if he 's do0m'd to death, WU! then, without appeal, resign his breath. PAGAN, Jewish, Roman, and Mahometan Priests properly habited, i Tyranny, in a coat of mail, a Gothic crown on his head, and chains in his hand. Imposture, a phantom dress-'d up by the priests with a cloak, mask, &'. Truth, a beautiful woman drest in white, with great plainness and simplicity. Liberty, drest in her hair, with a flowing robe, a. wand, &c. Zeal, 'has a fool's cap on his head painted with flames, n. book in his hand, which he seems to read how and then, casting up his eyes to Heaven, and beating his breast with great violence. Persecution, has an axe in one hand and a lighted firebrand in the other. Ambition, is magnificent y drest with stars, ribbons, coronr-ts, and other ensigns of civil honour, eyeing them often. Corruption,has a'large 'bag of money in one hand, and a serpent in the other. ' Philosophers in Grecian habits. The Arts and the Muses from antiquity. REX ET PONTIFEXJ The curtain riser to solemn mimic, but something hank and diuonant, and discover: a magvli/icerzt temple; rrlzere n cabal of Egg/plian priests, Jewish rabbim, Zllaliomelazf muflis, a pope, 1 cardinal, jmlil, and capuc/iin seem in close combination, endure all earnestly 'In Mr. Dodsley's Muse in Livery, is an entertainment Ll.'bl_1Il'd for her majesty's birthday, the srcnery of which very much resembles this, but the poetical part ii of inferior merit. C. lvnplayed in dressing up the figure qf lmposture, A/ter a ...
Chatterton (Weaving Fiction With Historical Detail, A Story of Reality and Illusion, Truth and Falsity, Mortality and Immortality) COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED [8 Audio Cassettes] by Peter Ackroyd Book Summary:
(8 Audio Cassettes) In this remarkable detective novel Peter Ackroyd investigates the death of Thomas Chatterton, the 18th century poet forger and genius, who died at the tender age of 18 under extremely strange circumstances. Fusing themes of illusion and imagination, delusion and dreams, the author weaves strands from three centuries. The cast is a motley crew of Dickensian eccentrics and rogues, from the outrageous, gin sipping Harriet Scrope to the tragic Charles Wychwood, on a personal quest for Chatterton's deepest secrets. Ackroyd tantalizingly explores the themes of reality and illusion, truth and falsity, mortality and immortality, and the curious and inexplicable ways in which past, present, and future are entwined. With his customary wit and attention to historical detail, Peter Ackroyd blends truth and fiction into a tantalizing clever whodunit, an ingenious twist on the tale of English literature's greatest prodigy and most notorious "suicide".
The life of Thomas Chatterton, by G. Gregory. Miscellaneous poems.- v. 2. The poems attributed to Rowley. Glossary.- v. 3. Miscellaneous pieces in ... incidental to the works of Chatterton, by Thomas Chatterton Book Summary:
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1803 edition. Excerpt: ... tho' a lover sings in vain, Yet you shall hear the song. Ungratefu-1, cruel, lovely maid, Since all my torments were repaid VV-ith frowns or languid sneers;-With assiduities no more Your captive will your health implore, Or tease you with his tears. Now to the regions where the sun Does his hot course of glory-run, And parches up the ground: " Where o'er the burning cleaving plains,. A long eternal dog-star reigns, And splendor flames around:. There will I go, yet not to find A fire intenser than my mind, Which burns a constant flame: There will I lose thy heavenly form, Nor shall remembrance, raptur'd, warm, Draw shadows of thy frame. In the rough element the sea, I'll drown the softer subject, thee, And sink each lovely charm: No more my bosom shall be torn; No more by wild ideas borne, I'll cherish the alarm. Yet, Polly, could thy heart be kind, Soon would my feeble purpose find Thy sway within my breast:' But hence, soft scenes of painted woe, Spite of the dear delight I'll go, Forget her, and be blest. D. CELORIMON. ' Revolving in their destin'd sphere, The hpurs begin another year ' As rapidly to fly; Ah! think, Maria, (e'er in grey Those auburnltresses fade away;) So youth and beauty die. Tho' now the captivated throng Adore with flattery and song, And all before you bow; Whilst unattentive to the strain, You hear the humble muse complain, Or wreath your frowning brow. Tho' poor Pitholeon's feeble line, In opposition to the nine, Still violates your name: Tho' tales of passion meanly told, As dull as Cumberland, as cold Strive to confess a flame. Yet, when that bloom, and dancing fire,, In silver'd rev'rence shall expire, ' Ag'd,...