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date: 17 February 2020

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This article discusses the poetry of James Thomson, including ‘The Sleeper’, ‘Insomnia’, and his masterpiece, ‘The City of Dreadful Night.’ It also looks at accounts of Thomson’s alcoholism, his writing style, his influence on other poets, and his friends’ recollections about him.

Keywords: James Thomson, Victorian poetry, The City of Dreadful Night, alcoholism, loss of faith, Secularism, Bradlaugh, Rimbaud, Dante, T.S. Eliot

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