Sara Coleridge, a Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays

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Yale University Press, 1989 - Poetry - 287 pages
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Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), daughter of the poet, was a woman of exceptional intellectual energy. After she published two books before she was twenty-two, she became the editor and promoter of her father's works, marketing them as the philosophic cure to the social ills of the times.
 

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Heretofore, feminist critics have concentrated on explicating the fiction and poetry of marginalized women writers, but in his study of Sara Coleridge's life and work, Mudge's concerns are different ... Read full review

Contents

Sara Coleridge and the Politics of Literary Revision
1
Education Romance and the Beauty of
18
Marriage Motherhood and the Death
52
From Madness to Matriarchy
82
Public Venerations Private Redemptions
110
Last Rites and First
143
Child of Genius
176
On the Disadvantages Resulting from the Possession
187
On Mr Wordsworths Poem Entitled Lines Left on
217
Reply to Strictures of Three Gentlemen upon Carlyle
236
Reasons for Not Placing Laodamia in the First Rank
245
Notes
267
Index
281
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Bradford K. Mudge is Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Denver. He is the author of The Whore's Story: Women, Pornography, and the British Novel, 1684-1830 (Oxford, 2000).

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