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Coleridge: Early Visions by Richard Holmes

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Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804

Holmes, Richard

Published by Pantheon, 1999

ISBN 10: 0375705406 / ISBN 13: 9780375705403

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1st. Softcover in near fine condition. 409 pages. "Coleridge: Early Visions is the first part of Holmes's classic biography of Coleridge that forever transformed our view of the poet of 'Kubla Khan' and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by much recent scholarship as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Richard Holmes's Coleridge leaps out of the page as a brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking figure who invades the imagination." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Biography.


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Brand New, Unread softcover edition in great condition. Summary: Upon its publication 1990, the first American Edition by Penguin Books USA. This volume of Richard Holmes's life of Coleridge was hailed by Michael Holroyd as "a modern masterpiece, a book that marks a climax in the golden age of modern biography." The romantic writer who emerges from these pages is unforgettably vivid and unexpected. Holmes gives us a true portrait of unfolding genius -- a man who learns as much from children's games as from philosophic treatises, as much from bird flight as from theology. This award-winning biography coincides with the hardcover publication of the concluding volume. The two books represent the pinnacle of Holmes's literary achievement.

About the Author: Richard Holmes is the author of Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer, Dr. Johnson and Mr. Savage, and Shelley: The Pursuit, for which he won the Somerset Maugham Prize. A fellow of the British Academy, he was awarded an OBE in 1992. He lives in England.