Peter Grimes

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George Crabbe (1754—1832) poet and Church of England clergyman


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One of the tales in Crabbe's The Borough. It tells the story of a fisherman who, having ill‐treated his apprentices, has become a recluse, tormented by guilt and imagined terrors. He is the principal figure in Britten's opera Peter Grimes.

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