Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

by Adam Roberts (Editor)


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Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Adam Roberts

This new edition of the Biographia supersedes all previous editions. Crucially, it takes into consideration 3 decades of research and scholarship on Coleridge and includes all Coleridge's references and allusions. In tracing all unattributed references, Adam Roberts has in some cases opened up whole new avenues of interpretation for the text, materially altering or changing the way we read this classic work. This new scholarly edition for a 21st-century readership includes a detailed Critical Introduction, a Textual Introduction, the text of the Biographia Literaria, including Coleridge's notes and editorial footnotes; Endnotes; and a Bibliography. It is likely to stand as the definitive textual edition for many years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748692088
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Adam Roberts is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of London. He has published widely on Romantic and Victorian literature. His experience of editing the work of 19th-century poets includes Tennyson and Browning for Oxford Authors, and Browning's classical poetry for the multi-volume Poetical Works of Browning for Oxford. His monograph on Walter Savage Landor (Landor's Cleanness) is forthcoming from OUP.

Table of Contents

1. The project of the Biographia Literaria;
2. Background;
3. Order of Composition;
4. An account of the Biographia Literaria:
(a) Chapters 1-4,
(b) The 'philosophical' chapters,
(c) Chapters 14-22,
(d) Satyrane's Letters, Critique of Bertram and Conclusion;
5. Plagiary;
6. Reception;
7. Editorial practice and acknowledgements;
Text of the Biographia Literaria;
Appendix: Textual differences between 1817 and 1847 edition

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