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Francis Thompson
1913 POETRY PROSE FRANCIS THOMPSON 1ST EDITION 3 VOLUME COMPLETE SET LEATHER RARE $$
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS THOMPSONN.D. But 1913; Francis Thompson; Burns & Oates Ltd.; First Edition, 7th/6th/6th Thousand; Rebound Leather, Truslove & Hanson Bindery; Each About 220 Pages; w5.7"xh8.3"; Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Complete in Three Volumes!!!Attributes:Three Lovely, sleek green cloth cover designs with dark green leather bindings/corners, gold borders, gold tops of pages, pretty gold binding, marble end pages, with three great frontispieces/facsimile signatures and some Classic Prose and Poetry!!!Background: Francis Thompson (16 December 1859 ?" 13 November 1907) was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but, in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and rescued him, publishing his first book Poems in 1893. Thompson lived as an unbalanced invalid in Wales and at Storrington, but wrote three books of poetry, with other works and essays, before dying of tuberculosis in 1907. Thompson attempted suicide in his nadir of despair, but was saved from completing the action through a vision which he believed to be that of a youthful poet Thomas Chatterton, who had committed suicide almost a century earlier. A prostitute - whose identity Thompson never revealed - befriended him, gave him lodgings and shared her income with him. Thompson was later to describe her in his poetry as his saviour. She soon disappeared, however, never to return, in his estimation because she feared she would taint his growing … [Click Below for Full Description]
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