First published in 1956, this book has been described by the author as something of a biographical novel, somewhere between formal scholarly criticism and a more creative form of writing. It looks at the meaning of Blake’s visions and how the troubles of his life affected his poems known as the prophetic books. It focuses on the story of the universal human spirit that these books present.
Preface; Acknowledgement 1. Mr. and Mrs. Blake 2. Valla, or, the four Zoasm 3. Milton 4. Jerusalem; Bibliography; Appendix; Index