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Author Mack, Robert L.

Title Thomas Gray : a life / Robert L. Mack.

Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 718 pages) : illustrations, map
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 684-701) and index.
Contents The glory of the world in a moment : London and Cornhill 1716-1725 -- Taught harmonies : Eton 1725-1734 -- Sarag, the dead city : Cambridge 1734-1738 -- Creation's heirs : the grand tour 1739-1741 -- The liquid noon : London, Stoke, and the death of Richard West 1741-1742 -- A milder warfare : return to Cambridge 1742-1749 -- The path of glory : the Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard 1749-1752 -- Exploring the lyre : the publication and early reception of the Pindaric odes 1753-1759 -- Interlude : Bloomsbury and studies in Norse and Welsh poetry -- In harmless society : Cambridge and travels 1761-1768 -- Gilded horrors : the professorship of modern poetry, the Ode for Music, and the tour of the Lake District 1768-1769 -- Amorous delay : Charles Victor de Bonsetten 1769-1770 -- Conversing with shadows : final months and death 1770-1771 -- Where we start from.
Summary "This major biography of Thomas Gray (1716-1771), the first in nearly half a century, expands our knowledge of the life of the English poet and our understanding of his personality and influential body of works. Robert L. Mack incorporates recent - and often radically revisionary - scholarship on Gray, drawing on developments in eighteenth-century studies and gender studies as well as on extensive original archival research into the life of the poet and his family."--Jacket.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771.
Gray, Thomas, 1716-1771 -- Family.
Poets, English -- 18th century -- Biography.
Poets, English -- 18th century -- Family relationships.
Fathers and sons -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Homosexuality and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780300194531 (electronic bk.)
0300194536 (electronic bk.)