Since its first publication in 1965, this editionhas been widely hailed as the best available textof Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, ifincludes up-to-date work on variants, chronology ofpoems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom.
An"Approved Edition" of the Center for ScholarlyEditions of the Modern Language Association.
About the Author
Blake was a poet, painter, engraver and mystic. After
Born in Cornwall, England, William Golding started writing at the age of seven. Though he studied natural sciences at Oxford to please his parents, he also studied English and published his first book, a collection of poems, before finishing college. He served in the Royal Navy during World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion. Golding's other novels include Lord of the Flies, The Inheritors, The Spire, Rites of Passage (Booker Prize), and The Double Tongue.