Great Poems Invictus by William Ernest Henley


The Great Poets:
William Ernest Henley 23 August 1849 – July 11 1903 is a poet,literary critic and British publisher.
In 1875,he wrote from his hospital bed in the famous poem Invictus whose Latin title means invincible.He himself said that he wrote this poem as a show of resistance to pain after his foot amputation.
When writing this text,William Henley was twenty-five years.He survives his surgery and live with one foot until the age of fifty-three.This poem is published for the first time in 1888 in a collection of Henley,in a series of four articles about life and death.
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