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The Wit In The Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt

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Description for The Wit In The Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt Paperback. Masterly biography of Leigh Hunt - publisher, poet, critic and Republican, and the mentor of Keats and Shelley Num Pages: 448 pages, Section: 16, b/w. BIC Classification: 2AB; BGL; DSBF; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 198 x 34. Weight in Grams: 364.

He was born in the year Dr Johnson died, and died in the year A.E. Houseman and Conan Doyle were born. The 75 years of Leigh Hunt's life uniquely span two distinct eras of English life and literature. A major player in the Romantic movement, the intimate and first publisher of Keats and Shelley, friend of Byron, Hazlitt and Lamb, Hunt lived on to become an elder statesman of Victorianism, the friend and chamption of Tennyson and Dickens, awarded a sate pension by Queen Victoria. Jailed in his twenties for insulting the Prince of Wales, Hunt ended his long, productive ... Read more

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About Anthony Holden
Anthony Holden is an award-winning journalist who has published more than thirty books, including biographies of Laurence Olivier, Tchaikovsky and Shakespeare. He has published translations of opera, ancient Greek plays and poetry. With his son Ben, he has edited Poems That Make Grown Men Cry and Poems That Make Grown Women Cry.

Reviews for The Wit In The Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt
[Holden is] courageous in his assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Hunt as a poet . . . he also gives us some fascinating new material
Michael Glover, FT MAGAZINE
I am tearing through THE WIT IN THE DUNGEON with avaricious pleasure . . . Gripping and wonderful
Stephen Fry
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