Penelope Hughes-Hallett The Immortal Dinner

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The Immortal Dinner

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Between Christmas and new year of 1817 the eccentric painter, B.R. Haydon, gave a famous dinner party. His guests included three of the greatest literary stars of the age: the poets John Keats and William Wordsworth and the essayist and wit Charles Lamb. They recited poetry, took part in ridiculous antics, indulged in high-minded discussions - with such displays of brilliance that the party became known as the Immortal Dinner. Penelope Hughes-Hallett celebrates this famous evening, setting it against a backdrop of change, reflected in the preoccupations of the illustrious diners. A compelling and sympathetic picture emerges of these rare spirits and the age which created them.

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Penelope Hughes-Hallett was born in 1927 and spent her childhood at Steventon, Hampshire, where Jane Austen was brought up. Her books include 'My Dear Cassandra': Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen and Home at Grasmere: The Wordsworths and the Lakes. She was a tutor and lecturer with the Open University, subsequently becoming one of its governors, a patron of the Wordsworth Trust and trustee of the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. She died in 2010.

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"A colourful portrait of a pivotal moment in England's cultural and social history" Observer "An absorbing account... a fascinating re-creation of an evening and a world" BBC History Magazine "A book of great charm... [lets] the reader feel that he is present at the memorable occassion" Independent on Sunday "Popular history at its most delicious" Economist "The biographical equivalent of the world in a grain of sand... an interesting and erudite account of a wonderful evening" -- Peter Ackroyd The Times

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