Coleridge, Darker Reflections (Signed copy)
Signed by Richard Holmes.
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16cm, 622pp.
Signed directly to the title page by Richard Holmes.
Richard Holmes’s biography of Coleridge transforms our view of the poet of ‘Kubla Khan’ and his place in the Romantic Movement. Dismissed by many as an opium addict, plagiarist, political apostate and mystic charlatan, Holmes’s Coleridge leaps out of these pages as the brilliant, animated and endlessly provoking poet of genius that he was.
This volume covers the last 30 years of Coleridge’s career (1804–1834) during which he travelled restlessly through the Mediterranean, returned to his old haunts in the Lake District and the West Country, and finally settled in Highgate.
This copy is in very good condition.