(London: Freedom Press, 1988), pp.69; (new edition, 1994), pp.64; new edition, 2009), pp.71
A new edition of this book, with Blake’s illustrations in colour for the first time, was published by Freedom Press in 2009.
Poet, painter and engraver, Blake was not only a key figure in British Romanticism but involved in the central issues of his revolutionary age. Peter Marshall in this short study draws on Blake’s complete writings to offer a lively and perceptive account of his ideas, ranging from his general philosophy, his critique of culture and society, to his vision of a free world. Marshall reveals the light which shines behind the misty mountain range of Blake’s mythology and symbolism and presents him as deep thinker who anticipated the best in modern anarchism and liberation ecology.