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Author Vardy, Alan D., 1954-
Title Constructing Coleridge [electronic resource] : the posthumous life of the author / Alan D. Vardy
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 196 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
'Once a Jacobin always a Jacobin' -- 'Ungentlemanly productions' : De Quincey and scandal -- 'Henry's book' -- Coleridge the plagiarist -- Her father's 'Remains' : editing and filial love -- Biographia literaria, Sara Coleridge, and self-creation -- Posterity and writing 'for the day' -- Collecting Coleridge
Following Coleridge's death in 1834, his family began the complex process of constructing his reputation. Coleridge was a controversial, even polarizing, figure. Attacked in both Tory and opposition magazine reviews of Biographia Literaria for moral laxity on the one hand and political apostasy on the other, Coleridge spent the rest of his life working to secure his reputation as a Tory sage and moral leader. The family editors inherited this project in difficult circumstances--beset by scandals over plagiarism, opium addiction, perceived idleness, lurid retellings of his disastrous marriage and family life. It seemed that determining Coleridge's reputation was slipping out of their hands. This book reveals the historical development of literary reputation by examining the motives and editorial choices of the first generation of Coleridge family editors. It also tells the story of Sara Coleridge's discovery of her long-absent father by becoming his most perceptive reader and inheritor of his philosophical legacy
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Link Print version: Vardy, Alan D., 1954- Constructing Coleridge. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9780230574809 (DLC) 2010023946 (OCoLC)613433797
Subject Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 -- Appreciation
Romanticism -- England
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Criticism and interpretation
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. bisacsh
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. swd
Rezeption. swd
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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