But the germ of Andrew of Padua, the Improvisatore
is already to be found in Galt's Voyages and Travels of 1812.
attracted no critical attention, but Beddoes's next volume, The Brides' Tragedy, published in 1822, got all the attention a young author could hope for.
An undergraduate student at his father's old Oxford college, Pembroke, he was already a published (if not yet well-known) poet; his outrageously lurid Gothic volume, The Improvisatore
, had appeared in March.
And he wrote compulsively--poems, travel pieces, and novels, including a fictional autobiography titled The Improvisatore
that won acc laim.
produced in her auditor not less surprise than admiration, when solemnly assured by its author, that this was the first time of its being repeated.