Private Lives of the Ancient Mariner: Coleridge and his by Molly Lefebure

By Molly Lefebure

A attention-grabbing new learn of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the non-public Lives of the traditional Mariner illuminates the poet's deeply bothered character and stormy own lifestyles via a hugely unique research of his relationships. In her final released paintings the prestigious Coleridgean, Molly Lefebure, offers profound mental insights into Coleridge via a meticulous learn of his household existence, drawing upon an enormous and special physique of data won from a lifetime's research of the poet, and making skilful use of the letters, poems and biographies of the guy himself and his friends and family.

The writer strains the roots of Coleridge's unarguably dysfunctional character from his earliest youth; his place as his mother's favoured baby, the lack of this prestige with the dying of his father, and elimination to the 'Bluecoat' tuition in London. Coleridge's narcissistic melancholy, flamboyance, and cold-hearted, usually merciless, rejection of his relations and of loving attachments normally are tested in shut element. the writer additionally explores Coleridge's careers in journalism and politics in addition to poetry, in his early, heady 'jacobin' days, and later on the center of the British wartime institution at Malta. In either one of those arenas Coleridge exerted his skills to fantastic influence, even though they've got usually been ignored in value determinations of his works. His digital abandonment of his kids and tragic disintegration lower than the impact of opium are integrated within the extensive sweep of the ebook which additionally encompasses an exam of the lives of Coleridge's kids, upon whom the manipulations of the daddy left their damaging mark.

Molly Lefebure unravels the enigma that's Coleridge with consummate ability in a publication to be able to deliver large amusement to any reader with an curiosity within the poet's existence and times.

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