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Unruly Times : Wordsworth and Coleridge in Their Time - A.S. Byatt

Unruly Times

Wordsworth and Coleridge in Their Time

Paperback Published: 3rd July 1997
ISBN: 9780099302230
Number Of Pages: 288

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With a novelist's insight and eye for detail A. S. Byatt examines the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge, against the background of the great changes of their times - in society, politics, education and literature. As she charts their personal lives, traces thegrowth of their ideas and shows how these are reflected in their work, we are presented with vivid pictures, not only of Wordsworth and Coleridge,but of their families, friends and contempories - Southey, de Quincey, Lamb, Hazlitt, Byron and Keats.

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"Critically acute and full of imaginative insight... Her scholarship is up to date, and her comments on the social history of the period are cogent and erudite" * Times Literary Supplement * "She is the best kind of critic because she judges an author on his or her own terms... The great merit of Byatt's writing - fiction and essays - is that it continually engages the reader's mind" * Daily Telegraph * "A subtle and scholarly work" * Sunday Times *

ISBN: 9780099302230
ISBN-10: 0099302233
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd July 1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1

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A S Byatt

About the Author


A.S. Byatt (Antonia S. Byatt) is internationally known for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession, The Biographer's Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, and her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals and her most recent book Little Black Book of Stories. A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

Daughter of His Honour John Frederick Drabble, QC and late Kathleen Marie Bloor

Married
1st, 1959, Ian Charles Rayner Byatt (Sir I. C. R. Byatt) marriage dissolved. 1969; one daughter (one son deceased)
2nd, 1969, Peter John Duffy; two daughters.

Education
Sheffield High School; The Mount School, York; Newnham College, Cambridge (BA Hons; Hon. Fellow 1999); Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA; Somerville College, Oxford.

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