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Bentley, G. E. Jr (Gerald Eades) 1930-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 393 publications in 1 language and 13,031 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Inscriber, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4146, B
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Most widely held works by G. E Bentley
The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake by G. E Bentley( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Blake's wife once said of him: "I have very little of Mr. Blake's company; he is always in Paradise". This illustrated biography of the great English artist, poet and mystic brings us very much into Blake's company, presenting, often in the words of his contemporaries, everything that is known of his life and times."--Jacket
William Blake : the critical heritage by William Blake( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves
Blake records by G. E Bentley( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Blake bibliography: annotated lists of works, studies, and Blakeana by G. E Bentley( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is to list every reference to William Blake published between 1757 and 1863 and every criticism and edition of his works from the beginning to the present. Partly because of the deluge of scholarship in the last forty years, it includ
William Blake's writings by William Blake( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiriel: facsimile and transcript of the manuscript, reproduction of the drawings and a commentary on the poem by G.E. Bentley, Jr by William Blake( Book )

10 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vala; or, The four zoas. A facsimile of the manuscript, a transcript of the poem, and a study of its growth and significance by William Blake( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake records supplement : being new materials relating to the life of William Blake discovered since the publication of Blake records (1969) by G. E Bentley( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake Records Supplement is a continuation of Blake Records (Clarendon Press, 1969), which attempted to collect and publish every reference made to William Blake by his contemporaries. The new book incorporates the wealth of information that has been found since 1969 in letters, advertisements, essays and journals, including references to Blake's musical ability, further evidence of R.H. Cromek's duplicity in dealing with the illustrations for Blair's Grave, letters from Blake's wife, new evidence about his trial for sedition, and comments about his purported madness. Together, the works provide the foundation for all we know about the life of the poet and artist
Blake records : documents (1714-1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988 by G. E Bentley( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet, painter, engraver and mystic, William Blake (1757-1827) is unequalled for the imaginary force and visionary power of his works. This book collects all the known documentary records relating to Blake's long and productive life. Distinguished Blake scholar, G.E. Bentley, the editor of the first edition of Blake Records and Blake Records Supplement, brings together new and updated material on Blake's life, career, family, friends and patrons. The result of decades of research, this book is scholarly and comprehensive, besides being accessible and highly enlightening."--Jacket
Selected poems by William Blake( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blake is acclaimed as one of the greatest poets and artists; he is also a fascinating figure in English history. He devised a unique method of self-publishing that combined written text and illustration on the same copperplate. The resulting 'illuminated books', which he printed and coloured himself with the help of his wife, mostly sold in small numbers within a network of admirers. Blake's chief artistic breakthroughs were little known in his lifetime, but from the nineteenth century onwards followers such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti helped to establish his reputation as an artist of outstanding vision and power." "This book explores Blake's creative life and includes interesting anecdotal stories relating to his childhood, married life, his various patrons, and his many sources of inspiration. Illustrated here are some of the best of Blake's books, prints, drawings and illustrations from the collection of the British Museum."--Jacket
The Blake collection of Mrs. Landon K. Thorne by G. E Bentley( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Blake in the desolate market by G. E Bentley( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"G.E. Bentley, Jr., the dean of Blake scholars, details the poet's occupations as a commercial engraver, print-seller, teacher, copperplate printer, painter, publisher, and vendor of his own books. In his early career as a commercial engraver, Blake was modestly prosperous, but thereafter his fortunes declined. For his most ambitious commercial designs, he made hundreds of folio designs and scores of engravings, but was paid scarcely more than twenty pounds for two or three years' work. His invention of illuminated printing lost money, and many of his greatest works, such as Jerusalem, were left unsold at his death. He came to believe that his 'business is not to gather gold, but to make glorious shapes.' William Blake in the Desolate Market is an investigation of Blake's labours to support himself by his arts. The changing prices of his works, his costs and receipts, as well as his patrons and employers are expertly gathered and displayed to show the material side of the artistic career in Britain's Romantic period."--Publisher's Web site
Editing eighteenth century novels : papers on Fielding, Lesage, Richardson, Sterne, and Smollett given at the Conference on editorial problems University of Toronto, November, 1973 by Annual conference on editorial problems( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake books supplement : a bibliography of publications and discoveries about William Blake, 1971-1992, being a continuation of Blake books (1977) by G. E Bentley( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of George Cumberland, 1754-1848 : comprehending his published books (1780-1829) and articles (1769-1847) and his unrecorded works in manuscript ... by G. E Bentley( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captive of the Castle of Sennaar : an African tale in two parts by George Cumberland( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
Blake in our time : essays in honour of G.E. Bentley Jr( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following in the footsteps of Bentley's pioneering scholarship, this collection, richly illustrated, demonstrates that the locus of Blake's work lies in the elements that are historically particular to his place and time. Topics include the impact of the town of Chichester on Blake's imagination, the material processes of Blake's painting, the detection of a Blake forgery, and new biographical materials, using archives and online resources, on Blake's contemporaries, patrons, peers, and friends. Essays on the importance of Blake collections world-wide, on variant printings, and on the heirs of Blake in British painting extend the focus of this remarkable investigation to include chalcography and book history."--Pub. desc
Essays on the Blake Followers( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captive of the castle of Sennaar an African tale by George Cumberland( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The first part, set on an island in central Africa among descendants of classical Greek civilization, was printed in 1789 but immediately suppressed by Cumberland. A passage describing society everywhere except on the utopian island as oligarchic and unjust was deemed by his lawyer to be potentially seditious; the novel was only published a decade later, and then in revised form. The second part, set in central Africa's Mountains of the Moon among descendants of followers of a fourth-century Christian heretic, is published here for the first time. Cumberland was a widely cultivated and deeply humane dilettante. A poet, painter, distinguished collector of prints and shells, and scientific inventor, he was passionately concerned with the reform of politics and society. He was also friends with some of the best authors and painters of his time, including William Blake, who encouraged Cumberland's ideals. Bentley describes the similarities between Blake's radical analysis of society and his early ideas on free love, sexuality, slavery, natural religion, and energy and the ideals Cumberland espouses in The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar. Bentley provides historical and geographical appendixes, textual and commentary notes, and a comparison of Cumberland's work to Simon Berington's The Memoirs of Signor Gaudentino di Lucca. Bentley's edition of The Captive of the Castle of Sennaar will be of interest to Blake scholars and to students and scholars of utopian literature and late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture
 
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The stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake
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William Blake : the critical heritageA Blake bibliography: annotated lists of works, studies, and BlakeanaBlake records : documents (1714-1841) concerning the life of William Blake (1757-1827) and his family, incorporating Blake records (1969), Blake records supplement (1988), and extensive discoveries since 1988Selected poemsBlake in our time : essays in honour of G.E. Bentley JrEssays on the Blake Followers