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Excellent

“Great Scot”

published 03/04/2003

ProHilarious

ConsYou could hurt yourself laughing

(Plenty of different editions of McGonagall on amazon, all at very modest prices). I sometimes wonder how many billions of unpublished writings are floating about in Manuscript Heaven. It’s so easy to write poorly, to have your work rejected, and even easier never actually to get around to...

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Excellent

ProA true insight of Victorian Values

ConsHard to take seriously

William McGonagall is one of the 19th century's true life tragic romantic heroes - especially so because he was blissfully unaware of the fact! His reputation has without doubt been tarnished by the literary prejudices of the age, where snobbery was rife, and discrimination against the Irish...

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Excellent

ProUnintentionally hilarious poetry

ConsEye-wateringly bad scansion and appalling themes -...

McGonagall's poetry is hilariously funny. It completely ignores all the basic rules of writing poetry, and combines this with Victorian melodrama. Widely hailed as the worst poet ever, his works are still in print and easy to find. Here is an excerpt from "Saving a Train": But the breaking of the...

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Product Information : William McGonagall

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Type: Writer's corner

Genre: Authors

Author: William McGonagall

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Listed on Ciao since: 03/04/2003