Download PDF by William Ernest Henley: A Selection of Poems

By William Ernest Henley

ISBN-10: 1473322499

ISBN-13: 9781473322493

This early works through William Ernest Henley have been initially released within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth century and we're now republishing them with a new introductory biography. 'A number of Poems' is a suite of a few the simplest poetry via Henley, and contains 'Invictus', 'Lady Probationer', 'A Child', and plenty of extra. William Ernest Henley used to be born on twenty third August 1849, in Gloucester, England. In 1867, Henley handed the Oxford neighborhood colleges exam and trigger to London to set up himself as a journalist. regrettably, his occupation was once usually interrupted by means of lengthy remains in medical institution as a result of a diseased correct foot which he refused to have amputated. in the course of a 3 12 months remain on the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Henley wrote and released his choice of poetry 'In health facility' (1875). This book is noteworthy specifically for being a number of the earliest examples of unfastened verse written in England. Henley's best-remembered paintings is his poem “Invictus”, written in 1888. it's a passionate and defiant poem, reportedly written as an illustration of resilience following the amputation of his leg.

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