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The Wit In The Dungeon: The Life of Leigh Hunt Hardcover – 20 Jan 2005

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown; 1st Edition edition (20 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316859273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316859271
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,115,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Holden is] courageous in his assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Hunt as a poet . . . he also gives us some fascinating new material (Michael Glover, FT MAGAZINE)

I am tearing through THE WIT IN THE DUNGEON with avaricious pleasure . . . Gripping and wonderful (Stephen Fry)

Anthony Holden's THE WIT IN THE DUNGEON is a more concise single-volume account of Hunt's eventful political life . . . it is Holden, surveying the whole life, who tells the best stories . . . Holden's biography is concise and unfailingly readable (Andrew Biswell, SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY)

Roe leaves Hunt on the beach at Viaregio, watching the flames play over the body of his heart's darling, Shelley. If you want to know what Hunt did next, then you must turn to Holden . . . vivid and dramatic (Suzi Feay, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

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Masterly biography of Leigh Hunt - publisher, poet, critic and Republican, and the mentor of Keats and Shelley.

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5.0 out of 5 starsA Remarkable Life Indeed
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4.0 out of 5 starsScribble, scribble, eh, Mr. Hunt? Scribble, scribble
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