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The Immortal Dinner By Penelope Hughes-Hallett

The Immortal Dinner
by Penelope Hughes-Hallett

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A dinner party hosted in 1817 by history painter Benjamin Haydon includes renowned guests, the budding poet John Keats, Wordsworth, and the essayist and wit Charles Lamb. There are high-minded discussions and laughter amidst a backdrop of change, reflected in the preoccupations of the diners.
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The Immortal Dinner: A Famous Evening of Genius And Laughter in Literary London, 1817 by Penelope Hughes-Hallett

At the end of December 1817, two years after Waterloo, Benjamin Robert Haydon, history painter, gave a dinner party to which he invited his young friend John Keats, budding poet, to meet his elder, the celebrated William Wordsworth. Charles Lamb, essayist and wit, was also included among the guests. There was laughter, the declamation of poetry, high-minded discussions of noble matters and ridiculous antics during the party which came to be known as the Immortal Dinner. Penelope Hughes-Hallett's book celebrates this rare gathering, setting it against a backdrop of change, reflected in the preoccupations of the diners, as they sat on that memorable winter's evening drinking toasts.

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About Penelope Hughes-Hallett


Penelope Hughes-Hallett was born in 1927 and brought up in Jane Austen's Steventon. She has written on Jane Austen's letters, Wordsworth and Coleridge in the Lakes and has also edited an anthology of childhood. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband Michael; they have three children and seven grandchildren.

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GOR001716727
The Immortal Dinner: A Famous Evening of Genius And Laughter in Literary London, 1817 by Penelope Hughes-Hallett
Penelope Hughes-Hallett
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2000-09-07
352
0670879991
9780670879991
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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