Publisher description for Erotic Coleridge : women, love, and the law against divorce / Anya Taylor.


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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 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.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Relations with women.
Divorce -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, -- 1772-1834 -- Marriage.
Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.