- "Invictus" is a short Victorian poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley
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Invictus & OlympÃ©a Paco Rabanne facts
- It was written in 1875 and published in 1888 — originally with no title — in his first volume of poems, Book of Verses, in the section Life and Death (Echoes)
- Early printings contained a dedication To R
- —a reference to Robert Thomas Hamilton Bruce (1846–1899), a successful Scottish flour merchant, baker, and literary patron
- The title "Invictus" (Latin for "unconquered") was added by editor Arthur Quiller-Couch when the poem was included in The Oxford Book of English Verse
- With the message of displaying fortitude in the face of adversity, the poem evokes Victorian stoicism and a "stiff upper lip"
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