• "Fans of biographical minutiae will find it invaluable, and the closing insights into the refusal of Blake's libido to synchronise with his fading physicality are deeply moving."

    Niall Griffiths, Telegraph
  • "This remarkable book opens the reader's eyes to what fired Blake's writings and art"

  • "This fascinating book reconfigures the way we see the 18th century...Schuchard's book brings a fascinating new light to bear on Blake's work"

    Sunday Telegraph
  • "Exposes a forgotten visionary/sexual underworld. Scholarship with the momentum of a detective story"

    Helen Simpson, Guardian
  • "Schuchard reveals a weird esoteric, erotic and apocalyptic counterculture, brewing in what we otherwise consider the "enlightened" 18th century."

    Independent on Sunday