A ""reassessment"" in terms of material not available to previous biographers concerning this storm center of 19th century England, Walter Savage Landor. A life span that covered years, a personality that was abounding in vigor, enthusiasm, loyalty, eccentricities, contacts that included the famous people of his day, quarrels, scandals, friendships, gossip. This famous essayist, satirist, poet was at once a reflection of his times and a rebel. This records his failures as well as his successes, his love of liberty and his passionate defense of truth, his early individualistic marking and brilliant promise, his escapades and exiles, his full and colorful life. An exhaustive study, rewarding in its picture of the period.