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Coleridge, Wordsworth, and the Rhine Tour of 1828

Jarvis, Robin

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This essay explores Coleridge's and Wordsworth's Continental "reunion tour" in the summer of 1828. It asks why the poetic output of this tour was so meagre, on both sides, and considers this in the context of their lives and literary careers at that point in time, and in particular the two poets' shared experience of ageing. In addition to poems, letters, and Coleridge's notebooks, the essay draws on Dora Wordsworth's unpublished manuscript journal of the 1828 tour.

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Jarvis, R. (2017). Coleridge, Wordsworth, and the Rhine Tour of 1828

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2016
Publication Date Jul 1, 2017
Journal The Coleridge Bulletin
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Pages 25-34
Keywords Coleridge, Wordsworth, travel, tour, ageing, Rhine
Publisher URL http://www.friendsofcoleridge.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=29

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