Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the Romantic Age's most enigmatic figures, a genius of astonishing diversity; author of some of the most famous poems in the English language, and co-author, with Wordsworth, of Lyrical Ballads; one of England's greatest critics and theorists of literature and imagination; as well as autobiographer, nature-writer, philosopher, theologian, psychologist and distinguished speaker. Throughout his life, he confided his thoughts
and emotions to his notebooks, where we can still see his speculations and observations taking shape. This edition presents a selection from this unique work, newly presented, with notes and commentary, for the student as well as the general reader.
Seamus Perry is the author of Coleridge and the Uses of Division (OUP 1999), Coleridge: Interviews and Recollections (Palgrave 2000), and, with Nicola Trott, is editor of 1800: The New Lyrical Ballads (Palgrave 2001).
Preface ; Introduction ; Abbreviations ; Textual Note ; Census of Manuscripts ; I. THE WEST COUNTRY 1794-1798 ; II. GERMANY, LONDON, THE LAKES 1798-1804 ; III. LONDON, MALTA, ITALY 1804-1806 ; IV. THE LAKES, LONDON 1806-1810 ; V. LONDON, WILTSHIRE 1810-1816 ; CODA: HIGHGATE 1816-1820 ; Commentary ; Index