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The quickening maze / Adam Foulds.

By: Foulds, Adam, 1974- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bath, [England] : Windsor, 2010Description: x, 249 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781408461228 ; 1408461226; 9781408461235.Subject(s): Clare, John, 1793-1864 -- Mental health -- Fiction | Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 -- Fiction | Poets, English -- 19th century -- Mental health -- Fiction | Psychiatric hospitals -- England -- London -- History -- 19 century -- Fiction | Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention -- England -- Londond -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: "Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, 'The Quickening Maze' centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare. After years struggling with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, Clare finds himself in High Beach Private Asylum - an institution run on reformist principles which would later become known as occupational therapy. At the same time another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. For John Clare, a man who had grown up steeped in the freedoms and exhilarations of nature, a locked door is a kind of death..."--Publisher description.
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Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, 'The Quickening Maze' centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare.

Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2009.

"Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, 'The Quickening Maze' centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare. After years struggling with alcohol, critical neglect and depression, Clare finds himself in High Beach Private Asylum - an institution run on reformist principles which would later become known as occupational therapy. At the same time another poet, the young Alfred Tennyson, moves nearby and becomes entangled in the life and catastrophic schemes of the asylum's owner, the peculiar, charismatic Dr Matthew Allen. For John Clare, a man who had grown up steeped in the freedoms and exhilarations of nature, a locked door is a kind of death..."--Publisher description.

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