The Immortal Dinner

The Immortal Dinner

A Famous Evening of Genius & Laughter in Literary London, 1817

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On December 28, 1817, the eccentric painter B.R. Haydon gave a famous dinner party in his painting room in London. He invited, among others, three of the greatest literary lights of the age: John Keats, William Wordsworth, and Charles Lamb.The Immortal Dinner offers a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of this literary elite at a turning point in English society. "Fascinating...Hughes-Hallet discourses on the characters and histories not only of the guests themselves but of numerous of their contemporaries not present that evening."–Evelyn Toynton, New York Times Book Review.

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In 1817 the eccentric history painter B.R. Haydon gave a famous dinner party. The occasion was significant as an encounter between the first and second generations of the Romantic poets, and it provides a vivid and fascinating glimpse into the lives and thoughts of this particular group at a crucial turning point in English society.

Publisher: Chicago : New Amsterdam Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781561310715
Branch Call Number: 942.1073 HUGHE
Characteristics: xvi, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, c2000


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