Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, Part 1
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work.
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Notebook 61 ff 21v-22, containing a draft of the theses in Chapter 12 facing page
270 11 1. Note by Coleridge to his son Derwent inscribed on the half-title of a
copy of Biographia Volume II facing page 40 2. A letter from John James Morgan
John Morgan had suggested as an illustration for the first edition of the
Biographia an engraving from a drawing to be made from Dawe's bust of
Coleridge. See the letters of Morgan to William Hood of 10, 14, and 17 Aug 1815
in Appendix C, ...
Our indebtedness to the editions of H. N. and Sara Coleridge (1847), John
Shawcross (1907), and George Watson (rev ed 1975) is obvious, though it has
been impossible, without overburdening the notes, to record every instance in
which our ...
It is usually possible to tell the difference between a printer's error and a mistake
of Coleridge, or of John Morgan, to whom the larger part of the Biographia was
dictated. But if there is doubt, any correction in the present text is mentioned in a ...
BL (1817) S. T. Coleridge Biographia Literaria (2 vols 1817). BL (1847) S. T.
Coleridge Biographia Literaria ed H. N. and Sara Coleridge (2 vols 1847). BL (
1907) S. T. Coleridge Biographia Literaria ed John Shaw- cross (2 vols Oxford