Read Blake or go to hell: That’s my message to the modern world.
Blake’s writings in the standard printed edition, David V. Erdman’s Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake. Revised ed. (New York: Doubleday, 1988), is now available online at
and, with a different interface, at
Alexander S. Gourlay has compiled “An Emergency Online Glossary of Terms, Names, and Concepts in Blake” at
For Blake’s paintings and work in illuminated printing, The William Blake Archive
is a magnificent project that aims to make all of William Blake’s visual work available.
The three major holdings of Blake’s works in the UK are
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
(Works by Blake always on show with frequent changing exhibitions. Specialist viewing for works not on view by appointment.)
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
(Occasional exhibitions. Blake works viewed by appointment in Study Room.)
British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
(The Department provides access for members of the public to carry out their own research in its study rooms, which are open to all.)
Scholarly articles on Blake and his contemporaries can be found in many places on the net. We particularly recommend
A peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the transdisciplinary study of Western esotericism. Note especially:
Marsha Keith Schuchard’s ground-breaking article “Why Mrs Blake cried”
Robert Rix, “William Blake and the Radical Swedenborgians”
An extensive research site devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture, published by the University of Maryland and edited by Neil Fraistat, Steve Jones, and Carl Stahmer.
Romanticism on the Net
An international quarterly academic journal, edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra.
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