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Wordsworth and Coleridge the Radical Years (OEM)

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This study is a much-needed reappraisal of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's radical careers before their emergence as major poets. Dr Roe presents a detailed examination of both writers' debts to radical dissent in the years before 1789.
Wordsworth's first-hand experience of Revolution in France is treated in depth, and both Wordsworth's and Coleridge's relations with William
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 1st 1990 by OUP Oxford (first published April 28th 1988)
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Apr 24, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Good, maybe even authoritative, examination of their political views and activities in the 1790s. But dry as dust, and with some curious omissions. Notably, the Pantisocracy scheme of Coleridge and Southey rates barely a mention, when it is clearly the most ambitious plan any of them ever conceived. There is more scholarship out there on the subject; why wasn't that tapped? Not thorough enough.
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