Erotic Coleridge

Women, Love, and the Law against Divorce

  • Authors
  • Anya Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anya Taylor
    Pages 1-7
  3. Anya Taylor
    Pages 9-20
  4. Anya Taylor
    Pages 21-42
  5. Anya Taylor
    Pages 43-57
  6. Anya Taylor
    Pages 77-101
  7. Anya Taylor
    Pages 103-123
  8. Anya Taylor
    Pages 125-144
  9. Anya Taylor
    Pages 145-156
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 187-219

About this book


Erotic Coleridge charts Coleridge's prolific creation of love poems from early flirtatious verse to poems about marital incompatibility, the blank faces of young women fearing for their reputations, the obliterating seductions of young women, the exaltation of falling in love, the spoken and sung voices of women, the pain of jealousy, and late meditations on how to live with the waning of love. In his prose he responds to Parliamentary debates about punishing adulteresses and gives advice about how marriage can warp the soul. In his sensual exuberance and his ethics of reverencing the individuality of other persons, Coleridge attends closely to the lives of women.


Coleridge marriage poem prose Samuel Taylor Coleridge women

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