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Coleridge and the Oriental Tale

Tim Fulford

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that, contra the verdict of Edward Said in Orientalism, English writers—the Romantics at least—did not treat the Arabian Nights as mere children's stories or sources of exotic ... More


‘Ancestral Voices Prophesying War’: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Gibbon, and the Warnings of History

Chris Murray

in China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198767015
eISBN:
9780191821240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767015.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edward Gibbon and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were uneasy about the prospect of a British Empire, fearing overreach and collapse. Historical precedents such as the Roman Empire and Kublai Khan’s China ... More


Interaction and Influence: The Early Days at Alfoxden

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In June 1797, Coleridge arranged for the Wordsworths to live at Alfoxden house, two miles walk from Nether Stowey. The new elements in Wordsworth's writing (a concern with mental process, and the ... More


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