A Selection of Poems by William Ernest Henley

By William Ernest Henley

This early works through William Ernest Henley have been initially released within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth century and we're now republishing them with a new introductory biography. 'A collection of Poems' is a suite of a few the easiest poetry via Henley, and contains 'Invictus', 'Lady Probationer', 'A Child', and lots of extra. William Ernest Henley was once born on twenty third August 1849, in Gloucester, England. In 1867, Henley handed the Oxford neighborhood colleges exam and trigger to London to set up himself as a journalist. regrettably, his profession was once often interrupted through lengthy remains in medical institution because of a diseased correct foot which he refused to have amputated. in the course of a 3 yr remain on the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Henley wrote and released his selection of poetry 'In health facility' (1875). This e-book is noteworthy specifically for being a few of the earliest examples of loose verse written in England. Henley's best-remembered paintings is his poem “Invictus”, written in 1888. it's a passionate and defiant poem, reportedly written as an illustration of resilience following the amputation of his leg.

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