W. E. Henley

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Famous for his 1875 poem ‘Invictus’, the late Victorian author W. E. Henley was an influential poet, critic and editor, whose verses demonstrate some of the earliest examples of free verse in English literature. His works are noted for their experimental approach to form, abrasive narrative shifts and internal monologue, while at times tackling controversial subject matter. A fixture of London literary circles, the one-legged Henley served as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Long John Silver. He was also a gifted critic, whose ‘Views and Reviews’ offers a succinct, informed and entertaining evaluation of some of the nineteenth century’s most cherished authors. This eBook presents Henley’s complete poetical works, with related illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Henley’s life and works
* Concise introduction to Henley’s life and poetry
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Includes many rare and uncollected poems, often missed out of collections
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Includes Henley’s plays and famous reviews — explore his diverse works
* Features a bonus biography — discover Henley’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Life and Poetry of William Ernest Henley
Brief Introduction: William Ernest Henley by William Price James
Complete Poetical Works of William Ernest Henley

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

The Plays
Deacon Brodie (1892)
Beau Austin (1892)
Admiral Guinea (1892)
Robert Macaire (1892)

The Non-Fiction
Views and Reviews (1890)

The Biography
William Ernest Henley (1912) by Thomas Finlayson Henderson

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