|Author||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
This is the purest publication of the beginning of the British Romantic Poets. Naturally composed and focused on the common human elements.
“An edition we’ve all been waiting for, as teachers and as scholars―containing more than one would have thought possible to include in one volume. Herein is all the contextual material one could wish for: reviews from periodicals, including Southey’s and Jeffrey’s famous articles; discussions in correspondence, including comments by Coleridge, Lamb, Southey and Dorothy Wordsworth; critical discussions from Biographia and “My First Acquaintance with Poets”; poetic sources by Burger, Charlotte Smith and Helen Maria Williams; verse responses by Southey, Mary Robinson; even a section detailing how the poems were rearranged in Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s Collected Works. All this plus the texts of poems excluded from the 1798 and 1800 editions, a handy appendix plotting the poems’ locations on maps of Britain and the Lakes, and a magisterial introduction.”