Francis Thompson

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Francis Thompson was a visionary mystic poet of the late 1890’s, whose work is chiefly associated with rhapsodic accounts of religious experience influenced by seventeenth century Catholic verse. His most famous poem, ‘The Hound of Heaven’, which describes the pursuit of the human soul by God, won instant critical acclaim, securing its status as a classic of English poetry. Thompson also produced elegant and poignant short poems, including ‘At Lord’s’, a nostalgic elegy on the sport of cricket. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. For the first time in digital publishing, this eBook offers Thompson’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thompson’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Thompson’s life and poetry
* The poems’ text is based on the authoritative Burns & Oates 1913 edition
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Thompson’s complete prose, including many rare essays published posthumously
* Features Everard Meynell’s seminal study of the poet’s life— discover Thompson’s intriguing life


The Life and Poetry of Francis Thompson
Brief Introduction: Francis Thompson by Carroll B. Chilton
Complete Poetical Works of Francis Thompson

The Poems
List of Poems in Chronological Order
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Prose
The Prose Works of Francis Thompson

The Biography
The Life of Francis Thompson, by Everard Meynell (1913)

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