Edwin John Ellis’s and William Butler Yeats’s The Works of William Blake: Poetic, Symbolic and Critical. A Manuscript Edition, with Critical Analysis presents, for the first time, the manuscript – in facsimile and transcription – of the so-called Quaritch Edition (1893), written and edited by Edwin John Ellis and W.B. Yeats. The relevant manuscript material is held at Special Collections of the University of Reading, within the “Papers of Edwin John Ellis” (MS 293/2/2), and at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin (NLI MSS 30,289 and 30,534). This edition, with a rich apparatus of editorial and critical notes, will yield new insights and discoveries about the genesis and the composition of The Works of William Blake, give the reader a sense of how the manuscript corpus relates to the published version, and thus provoke new critical discussions.
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