J.K. STEPHEN. The Collected Works of a Victorian poet

Author: Leighton (D.J.) Compiled and Ed. by:
Year: 2008
Publisher: Hydrangea Publishing
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Ltd. Numbered Edn.
Book Condition: New
ISBN: 9780954849511
Price: 15.00
Paperback. Limited Edition this being No. 22/250. Acknowledged as one of England's leading 19th century exponents of parody and light verse, James Stephen's work won him widespread recognition in his lifetime. Today his poems continue to be included in anthologies of Victorian poetry. This, the first comprehensive collection of over 100 verses will enable a new generation to discover Stephen's remarkable talent. Educated at Eton, and King's College, Cambridge, he was for a while the tutor to the Duke of Clarence, the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria, and second in line to the throne. Virginia Woolf was his cousin. To this day there is a suspicion that he may have been involved in the 'Jack the Ripper' murders in London's East End. Unfortunately, throughout his life he was subject to extremes of enthusiasm and depression, which led to erratic behaviour. He was expelled from London's Savile Club for aggression, and was briefly imprisoned in Paris for fraud. Eventually his health declined, and he died aged 32 in an asylum. 194pp. p/back. New.

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