John Bayley, 7 December 1989
Show More Coleridge: Early Visions by Richard Holmes.
Hodder, 409 pp., £16.95, October 1989, 0 340 28335 1Show More
Wordsworth: Romantic Poetry and Revolution Politics by John Williams.
Manchester, 203 pp., £29.95, November 1989, 0 7190 3168 0Show More
Sara Coleridge, A Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays by Bradford KeyesMudge.
Yale, 287 pp., £18.95, September 1989, 0 300 04443 7Show More
“... age needed. In their different ways, Carlyle and Tennyson showed that they agreed with her, and Dr Mudge’s admirable study reveals the Coleridgean legacy embodied in a daughter who both revered her father’s memory and helped to keep alive in her editing and her promotion of him the spirit and presentness of his extraordinary being. This is a penetrating ...”