The Life and Poetry of George Herbert
Allen Lane 2013
Hardback 416pp Illustrated 240x160mm
9781846142482   Product Code: 18207
George Herbert (1593 1633) is one of the finest of English poets, recording in a variety of forms his inner experiences of hope and despair, love and yearning. Because none of his verses were published before his early death, relating them to events presents a challenge. This richly satisfying, beautifully illustrated biography sets them in the context of his life and times, to present a rounded portrait of a man torn between worldly ambition and the 'humble way' of religion.