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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poet, Critic (21-Oct-1772 — 25-Jul-1834)


Rosemary Ashton. The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Critical Biography. Blackwell Publishers. 1996. 480pp.

Walter Jackson Bate. Coleridge. New York and London: Macmillan. 1968. 244pp.

Alois Brandl. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the English Romantic School. London: John Murray. 1887. 392pp.

Hall Caine. Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: Walter Scott. 1887. 184pp.

J. D. Campbell. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Narrative of the Events of His Life. London: Macmillan. 1896. 319pp.

Maurice Carpenter. The Indifferent Horseman: The Divine Comedy of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: Elek Books. 1954. 368pp.

E. K. Chambers. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Biographical Study. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1938. 373pp.

Alfred Cobban. Edmund Burke and the Revolt Against the Eighteenth Century: A Study of the Political and Social Thinking of Burke, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey. London: George Allen & Unwin. 1929. 280pp.

Ernest Hartley Coleridge (editor). Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Hougton, Mifflin & Co.. 1895. (2 vols.) 444pp. + 813pp.

Henry Nelson Coleridge (editor). Specimens of the Table Talk of the Late Samuel Taylor Coleridge. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1835. (2 vols.) 168pp. + 183pp.

John Colmer. Coleridge: Critic of Society. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1959. 229pp.

Oswald Doughty. Disturbed Spirit: The Life and Personality of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1981. 565pp.

Hugh L'Anson Fausset. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co.. 1926. 350pp.

Norman Fruman. Coleridge: The Damaged Archangel. Scranton, PA: George Braziller. 1971. 607pp.

Lawrence Hanson. The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Early Years. London: George Allen & Unwin. 1938. 575pp.

Richard Holmes. Coleridge: Early Visions. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1989. 409pp.

Richard Holmes. Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834. London: HarperCollins. 1999. 622pp.

Kathleen Jones. A Passionate Sisterhood: Women of the Wordsworth Circle: The Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets. New York: St. Martin's Press. 2000. 313pp. The women of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey.

Virginia Kennedy. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Selected Bibliography of his Writings, of Biographies and Criticism of Him, and of References Showing His Relations with Contemporaries for Students and Teachers. Baltimore, MD: Enoch Pratt Free Library. 1935.

Molly Lefebure. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Bondage of Opium. London and New York: Stein and Day. 1974. 535pp.

Molly Lefebure. The Bondage of Love: A Life of Mrs. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: Victor Gollancz. 1986. 287pp.

John Livingston Lowes. The Road to Xanadu: A Study in the Ways of Imagination. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1927. 639pp.

Richard E. Matlak. The Poetry of Relationship: The Wordsworths and Coleridge, 1797-1800. Palgrave Macmillan. 1997. 256pp.

John Stuart Mill. Mill on Bentham and Coleridge. London: Chatto & Windus. 1950. 168pp.

David Pym. The Religious Thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe. 1978. 105pp.

I. A. Richards. Coleridge on Imagination. London: Kegan Paul. 1934.

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts. Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge And The High Romantic Argument. Liverpool University Press. 2000. 311pp.

Nicholas Roe. Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life. Oxford University Press. 2001. 364pp.

Donald Sultana. Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Malta and Italy. New York: Barnes & Noble. 1969. 429pp.

H. D. Traill. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1884. 199pp.

R. J. White. The Political Thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. London: Jonathan Cape. 1938.

Basil Willey. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Chatto and Windus. 1972. 264pp.


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  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.329)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.55)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.89)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.215)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.118)

  13. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.134)

  14. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.80)

  15. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.170-73)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (pp.109-11)

  17. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.104)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.52)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.19)

  20. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.95)

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