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Coleridge's Play of Mind

John Beer


An account of Coleridge's life and career which aims to be both comprehensive and searching, relying on the most up to date available information. Although arranged in roughly chronological fashion it focuses on themes and ideas, tracing the development of his varying interests and obsessions, notably in the field of psychology. Particular attention is devoted to the tension between Coleridge and James Mackintosh, his relationship with Sara Hutchinson, arguments about the reality or otherwise of his unacknowledged borrowings from other writers, the originality of his comments on Shakespeare, t ... More

Keywords: Mackintosh, psychology, Sara, Hutchinson, unacknowledged, borrowings, Shakespeare, zoomagnetism, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574018
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Beer, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Cambridge and Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse