Overview:A Voyage in Vain: Coleridge's Journey to Malta in 1804 - In the spring of 1804 Coleridge sailed to the Mediterranean in the hope of restoring his health, recreating his poetic energies and solving his emotional problems. During the voyage he kept a very detailed diary, and from this and from his and his friends' letters Alethea Hayter has painted a close-up portrait of Coleridge - both the outer and the inner man - at a comparatively little studied moment of his life, but a pivotal one. It was also an increasingly critical period in the Napoleonic War, and the movements of warships and convoys in the Mediterranean, and the problems of Nelson - personal as well as strategic, and in some ways parallel to Coleridge's - are interwoven with the narrative. Sara Hutchinson, the Wordsworths, Southey, the Lambs and Coleridge's other friends at home are also shown going about their affairs amid their anxieties about him during the six weeks while he travelled through storm and calm to reach an intellectual and emotional destination which was not the one he set out for. As those readers already familiar with Alethea Hayter's work would expect, A Voyage in Vain combines the pleasures of thoroughly researched biography, and criticism and social history, with the narrative sweep of a novel.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725684-9780571256075. It was written by the following authors: Alethea Hayter. Book A Voyage in Vain: Coleridge's Journey to Malta in 1804, which can be read online, published by the company: Faber & Faber. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Maps, Criticism, Travel, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2009-12-10 00:00:00. It has 196 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 252 g. File for download A Voyage in Vain: Coleridge's Journey to Malta in 1804 has PDF format and is called a-voyage-in-vain-coleridges-journey-to-malta-in-1804.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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