Author(s): Richard Holmes
The ideal of the inspired artist owes its origin to the figures of the Romantic period, who revolutionised English art and literature. In this book, Richard Holmes explores the portraits and lives of such key poets as Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats, and assesses the impact of their work on contemporary culture and society.
Richard Holmesis best known for his biographies of key figures of British and French Romanticism. His bookThe Age of Wonderwon the Royal Society Science Book Prize for 2009.