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Beowulf - 1 views

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    Images from the only known medieval manuscript of the epic saga of 'Beowulf', the most important surviving work of Anglo-Saxon poetry. The manuscript dates from the early 11th century, two generations before the Norman Conquest - though the poem itself is probably even older. Written in Old English, it tells of a thrilling struggle between the hero, Beowulf, and a bloodthirsty monster called Grendel.
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The Morgan Library & Museum - Online Exhibitions - John Milton's Paradise Lost - 0 views

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    The Morgan Library & Museum is pleased to present the only surviving manuscript of Paradise Lost, Book 1. This epic poem is considered Milton's greatest artistic achievement and one of the finest works of the human imagination. Acquired by Pierpont Morgan in 1904, it is the most important British literary manuscript in the collection. The 33-page manuscript has been temporarily disbound, providing an opportunity to see more of its pages than ever before. Also in this presentation are first editions of Paradise Lost printed in England and the United States during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and a rarely seen miniature portrait of the poet.
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Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass (American Treasures Exhibition, Libr... - 0 views

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    This exhibition traces the different occupations and preparations that led Whitman to become the author of Leaves of Grass, as well as his subsequent evolution as a poet. Over almost forty years Whitman produced multiple editions of Leaves of Grass.
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Virtual books: images only - The Notebook of William Blake: Introduction - 0 views

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    Blake wrote and sketched in this notebook, which came into his possession after his brother's death in 1787, for 30 years. The closely-filled pages give a fascinating insight into Blake's compositional process, allowing us to follow the genesis of some of his best-known work, including: A Poison Tree, Infant Sorrow, London, The Tyger, The Sick Rose, and The Chimney Sweeper.
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Emily Dickinson manuscript material from the Thomas Wentworth Higginson (Galatea) colle... - 0 views

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    Letters and fragments by Emily Dickinson from the collection of Col Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who gave the materials to the Boston Public Library.
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