The Immortal Dinner: A Famous Evening of Genius and Laughter in Literary London, 1817

Author: Penelope Hughes-Hallett
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Paintings, Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets, British & Irish History, Social & Cultural History
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

Between Christmas and new year of 1817 the eccentric painter, B.R. Haydon, gave a famous dinner party. His guests included three of the greatest literary stars of the age- the poets John Keats and William Wordsworth and the essayist and wit Charles Lamb. They recited poetry, took part in ridiculous antics, indulged in high-minded discussions - with such displays of brilliance that the party became known as the Immortal Dinner.Penelope Hughes-Hallett celebrates this famous evening, setting it against a backdrop of change, reflected in the preoccupations of the illustrious diners. A compelling and sympathetic picture emerges of these rare spirits and the age which created them.

About Penelope Hughes-Hallett
Penelope Hughes-Hallett was born in 1927 and spent her childhood at Steventon, Hampshire, where Jane Austen was brought up. Her books include 'My Dear Cassandra': Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen and Home at Grasmere: The Wordsworths and the Lakes. She was a tutor and lecturer with the Open University, subsequently becoming one of its governors, a patron of the Wordsworth Trust and trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. She died in 2010.


SKU BK-9780099563723
Barcode # 9780099563723
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Penelope Hughes-Hallett
Shipping Weight 0.3200kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 2.500m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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