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Francis Jeffrey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Biographia literaria, and contemporary criticism of William Wordsworth

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The thesis examines Coleridge's criticism of Wordsworth in the Biographia Literaria in the context of the contemporary review reaction to Wordsworth's poetry and theory of poetic diction, concentrating throughout on Wordsworth's most representative and persistent critic, Francis Jeffrey.

The thesis is divided into two sections, according to a distinction laid down in the opening pages of the Biographia. The first examines "the long continued controversy concerning the true nature o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of English Language and Literature
Publication date:
1983
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602367840
URN:
uuid:0421e447-61af-40f6-a6a8-d92d96c36398
Local pid:
td:602367840

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