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Death's Jest Book : Fyfield Books - Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Death's Jest Book

Fyfield Books

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857545999
Number Of Pages: 123

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"Death's Jest-Book" is the extravagant expression of Thomas Lovell Beddoes's lifelong obsession with mortality and immortality, a surrealising of Renaissance revenge tragedy, alight with treachery, murder, sorcery and haunting. Conceived as a satirical tragedy unmasking the terror of death, it contains some of the most powerful dramatic blank verse by any of the British Romantics. After early acclaim as a lyric poet and dramatist, Beddoes (1803-49) is only now emerging from a century and a half of neglect. This is the first affordable modern edition to present the "Jest-Book" in its earliest complete form, as Beddoes intended to publish it in 1829. The text is supplemented by Michael Bradshaw's introduction, notes and outline of the publication history.

Note on the Text
Publication History
Selected Bibliography
Death's Jest-Book; or, The Fool's Tragedy
Editorial Notes
The Thomas Lovell Beddoes Society
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781857545999
ISBN-10: 1857545990
Series: Fyfield Books
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 123
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.2