William Blake Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

Poetical Sketches (poetry) 1783

*All Religions are One (poetry) 1788?

*There is No Natural Religion (poetry) 1788?

The Book of Thel (poetry) 1789

Songs of Innocence (poetry) 1789; revised and enlarged as Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, 1794

America: A Prophecy (poetry) 1793

*The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (poetry) 1793?

Visions of the Daughters of Albion: The Eye Sees More than the Heart Knows (poetry) 1793

Europe: A Prophecy (poetry) 1794

The First Book of Urizen (poetry) 1794

The Book of Ahania (poetry) 1795

The Book of Los (poetry) 1795

The Song of Los (poetry) 1795

Milton (poetry) 1804

A Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures, poetical and historical inventions, painted by William Blake, in water colours, being the ancient method of fresco painting restored: and drawings for public inspection, etc. (handbook) 1809

Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion (poetry) 1820

Illustrations of the Book of Job, in Twenty-One Plates, Invented and Engraved by William Blake (drawings) 1826

Blake's Illustrations of Dante. Seven Plates, designed and engraved by W. Blake (drawings) 1838

The Poetical Works of William Blake, lyrical and miscellaneous (essays, poetry, prose) 1874

The Works of William Blake, Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical. 3 vols. (essays, poetry, prose) 1893

The Letters of William Blake (letters) 1906

§The Note-Book of William Blake (notebook) 1935

*Dating the original publication of many of Blake's works is difficult, for he alternately printed and revised some of his individual writings over a long period of time and left few plates and copies of books for bibliographers to examine as evidence.

†The date on the title page of this work is 1804, but it was not distributed in its modern form until 1820. A few of the plates from Jerusalem may have been exhibited in 1812.

‡Contains the first published edition of The Four Zoas: The Torments of Love & Jealousy in the Death and Judgement of Albion the Ancient Man, originally created between 1796-1807. It was published with the title of Vala in this edition.

§The Note-Book is also referred to as the Rossetti Manuscript. It contains A Vision of the Last Judgment, composed around 1810, and which is thought to have been intended to be part of a second Descriptive Catalogue.