Beginning with the publication of their joint collection of poems Lyrical Ballads in 1798, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were instrumental in helping to establish the Romantic Movement as a major force in nineteenth century British literature. Two of the movement’s greatest figures, they were responsible for composing some of the most well-known poems in the British literary canon and influenced generations of acolytes. They were also the foremost literary critics of the period, contributing influential writings on literary theory and philosophy — exemplified by Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria.
‘Routledge Library Editions: Wordsworth and Coleridge’ assembles a wide range of scholarship and criticism that covers all aspects of their diverse output and charts the vicissitudes of their lives — examining their poetry, criticism, philosophy and sources of inspiration. It will also help introduce them to newer readers and explain notoriously difficult to understand works like Wordsworth’s The Prelude. This set reissues 14 books originally published between 1960 and 1991 and will be of interest to students of literature and literary history.
Table of Contents
1. Reading Wordsworth J.H. Alexander 2. Romantic Paradox: An Essay on the Poetry of Wordsworth C.C. Clarke 3. Coleridge Katharine Cooke 4. The Simple Wordsworth: Studies in the Poems, 1797-1807 John F. Danby 5. A Commentary on Wordsworth's Prelude, Books I-V Ted Holt and John Gilroy 6. Method and Imagination in Coleridge's Criticism J.R. de J. Jackson 7. Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind: Essays on his Prose Writings Edited by Peter J. Kitson and Thomas N. Corns 8. William Wordsworth: the Poetry of Grandeur and of Tenderness David B. Pirie 9. Wordsworth and the Beginnings of Modern Poetry Robert Rehder 10. The Design of Biographia Literaria Catherine Miles Wallace 11. Coleridge the Poet George Watson 12. Wordsworth and the Adequacy of Landscape Donald Wesling 13. Wordsworth's Literary Criticism Edited by W.J.B. Owen 14. Coleridge and the Abyssinian Maid Geoffrey Yarlott
Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field.