Words and Pictures - Writers, Artists and a Peculiarly British Tradition

Author(s): Jenny Uglow

Literary Criticism & Essays & Journalism

As children, learning to read, we look first at the illustrations - but how do these tell their stories differently from the words? Words & Pictures explores this question through three encounters between writers and artists. It looks at how artists have responded to two great, contrasting works, Paradise Lost and Pilgrim's Progress; at Hogarth and Fielding, great innovators, sharing common aims; and at Wordsworth and Bewick, a poet and engraver, both working separately, but both imbued with the spirit of their age. A brief coda turns to a fourth relationship: writers and artists who collaborate from the start, like Dickens and Phiz, and Lewis Carroll and Tenniel.


Sometimes amusing, sometimes moving, this is a book to pore over and enjoy. The visions it considers link daily life to the universal, the passionate and the sublime.

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  • : 9780571354115
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : July 2019
  • : ---length:- '7.087'width:- '5.315'units:- Inches
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 820.9
  • : 176
  • : Jenny Uglow