The Making of Poetry

The Making of Poetry Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels

Paperback (06 Feb 2020) | English

  • $14.72
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours

Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2019

'This is a book of wonders' Sunday Times

'Spellbinding and intelligent' Financial Times

'Extraordinary and engrossing' Spectator

It was the most extraordinary year. In a book brimming with poetry and nature writing, biography and adventure, Adam Nicolson walks in the footsteps of Coleridge, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy during the months in the late 1790s they spent together in the Quantock Hills.

Out of it came The Ancient Mariner, 'Kubla Khan', Lyrical Ballads and 'Tintern Abbey'; Coleridge's unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood; Wordsworth's revolutionary verses and paeans to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding. In short, a poetry that sought to remake the world.

About the Publisher

William Collins

William Collins

A new imprint launched in February 2013 (formed from bringing together HarperPress and the Collins trade list), William Collins publishes high quality non-fiction encompassing history, biography, science, politics, natural history, reference, business, philosophy and religion. Named after the man who founded the original publishing company in 1819, William Collins draws on the values of integrity, authority and clarity which were so much part of his vision, with a stellar non-fiction list and a very strong heritage. A rich and varied list includes Max Hastings, Simon Schama, David Starkey, John Major, Sir David Attenborough, Sherard Cowper-Coles, Richard Holmes, Richard Davenport-Hines, Juliet Gardner, Paula Byrne and Professor Brian Cox.

Book information

ISBN: 9780008126490
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: William Collins
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.709
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 390 , 40 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 414g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 32mm