James Thomson

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Famous for his poems ‘The Seasons’ and ‘The Castle of Indolence’, as well as for writing the lyrics of ‘Rule, Britannia’, James Thomson was an eighteenth century Scottish poet and playwright. His best verses foreshadowed some of the leading works of the Romantic Movement, while others gave expression to the achievements of Newtonian science. Thomson also had a leading part in promoting Britain’s burgeoning political power from commercial and maritime expansion. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Thomson’s complete works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)



* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thomson’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Thomson’s life and poetry
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Thomson’s complete plays – first time in digital publishing
* Thomson’s Preface to John Milton’s ‘Areopagitica’
* Features two biographies, including Samuel Johnson’s ‘Life of Thomson’ – discover the poet’s intriguing life and times
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Life and Poetry of James Thomson
Brief Introduction: James Thomson
Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson
List of Poems in Alphabetical Order

The Dramatic Works
The Tragedy of Sophonisba
Tancred and Sigismunda
Edward and Eleanora

The Non-Fiction
Preface to John Milton’s ‘Areopagitica’

The Biographies
Thomson by Samuel Johnson
James Thomson by Thomas Seccombe