The Life of Thomas Chatterton, with Criticisms on his Genius and Writings and a Concise View of the Controversy Concerning Rowley's Poems

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The Life of Thomas Chatterton, with Criticisms on his Genius and Writings and a Concise View of the Controversy Concerning Rowley's Poems

GREGORY, G.

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Thomas Chatterton, creator of pseudo-medieval poetry, used "Thomas Rowley" as his pseudonym. Editor Thomas Tyrwhitt, a Chaucerian scholar, seems to have at first believed the poems to be genuine medieval works but eventually realized they were Chatterton's. Controversy raged over the age and authorship of these poems for years after the poet's death by suicide.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: G. Kearsley
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1789
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Reprinted from the second edition of Biographia Britannica, with some changes in arrangement. vi, 263 p. 21 cm. Full leather. From our As Is shelf. Front cover rehinged with fabric. Back cover nearly detached. Corners worn, spine ends chipped and spine leather rubbed, a few spots on front board. Some spotting.

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