The Poetry of W.H. Ireland 1801-1815 Including the Poet's Imitations,Satires,Romantic Verses,and Commentaries on Coleridge,Wordsworth,Southey,and OtheBy: Jeffrey Kahan (editor)Hardback
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DescriptionWilliam-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. The question is, should he be remembered for more than his Shakespearean tomfoolery? Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815). The introduction argues that Ireland deserves a place among the Romantics of his era. The volume includes a forward by Nick Groom, author of The Forger's Shadow. If W.H. Ireland is known at all, it is as the audacious forger of the Shakespearean manuscripts that briefly bewitched the literary world in the last years of the eighteenth century, culminating in a catastrophic premiere of the "rediscovered" play Vortigern on 2 April, 1796. For over two centuries this escapade has condemned him on moral grounds to the anecdotal periphery of literary history, and consequently overshadowed the rest of his oftenflamboyant writing career. A reassessment of Ireland's work is well overdue, and this selection of his verse repositions him as a radical writer of the Romantic period. Dr. Nick Groom - University of Bristol (From the Foreword)
About AuthorJeffrey Kahan completed his Ph.D. at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, in 1993. Dr. Kahan is the author of Reforging Shakespeare: The Story of a Theatrical Scandal (Associated University Presses, 1998) and New Shakespeare, "Now With Added Lustre : Shakespeare Imitations and Forgeries 1710- 1820 (3 vols. Routledge, 2004), and co-editor of The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (forthcoming, 2004). He is Associate Professor at the University of La Verne.
ContentsBallads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) Rhapsodies (1803) The Angler (1804) The Groans of the Talents (1807) All The Blocks! (1807) Flagellum Flagellated (1807) STULTIFERA NAVIS (1807) Effusions of Love (1808) The Fisher Boy (1808) The Sailor Boy (1809) The Cyprian: A Poem (1809) The Cottage Girl (1810) Neglected Genius (1812) The Death of Bonaparte (1812) Jack Junk (1814) Chalcographimania (1814) Scribbleomania (1815) Abbreviations and Modernizations Commentary Works by W.H. Ireland
- publication date: 31/07/2005
- ISBN13: 9780773462694
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 385
- ID: 9780773462694
- ISBN10: 0773462694
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