" This is the first biography to reveal the true affinities between Blake's art and his poetry; in the magnificent biographical narrative we see Blake as a Cockney visionary and a London tradesman, as a prophet and an artisan. In the course of Blake's history, Peter Ackroyd brilliantly recreates eighteenth-century London in a manner of which only he is capable."...Continua
A masterpiece of investigative research into the life of a well-known name - but not such a well-known man. Magnificent!