BEDDOUZ Thomas Lovell (Beddoes Thomas Lovell)( English physician, physiologist, poet and playwright.)
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Biography BEDDOUZ Thomas Lovell (Beddoes Thomas Lovell)
He was famous Book of jokes with death (Death's Jest-Book) - a tragedy in psevdoelizavetinskom style. Beddouz was born in Clifton July 20, 1803, studied at Charterhouse School, and Pembroke College, Oxford, where in 1825 received a bachelor's degree, and in 1828 - Master's degree. Research in the field of medicine and physiology Beddouz conducted mainly in Germany and Switzerland. In 1848 in Basel, had attempted suicide by slashing veins in the leg. Due gangrene his leg amputated. Died Beddouz January 26, 1849.
When life Beddouz published only two books: Improviser (The Improvisator, 1821), the entire edition of which was trying to remove and destroy, and the tragedy of the bride (The Bride's Tragedy, 1822). From 1825 until his death he was working on a book of jokes with death. There are three versions of this product, of which the publisher TF Kelsel collected fourth and published it in 1850. In this work the influence of Shelley, to whom Beddouz admired, and Elizabethan drama, built on murder and lust for revenge. The significance of the play is determined by the poetic talent of the author and brilliant individual scenes, written in a so-called. 'ornate Gothic style'.