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A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge   By: (-1936)

A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Clarissa Gillington Byron

A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Clarissa Gillington Byron is a captivating exploration of the life and mind of one of the greatest poets of the Romantic era. Through her extensive research and vivid storytelling, Byron takes readers on a journey back in time, immersing them in the world of Coleridge like never before.

The book opens with a detailed and beautifully crafted introduction, setting the stage for the day that unfolds. Byron's writing style immediately draws the reader in, effortlessly transporting them to the quaint village where Coleridge resides. Her descriptions of nature and the surroundings create a vivid backdrop against which the events of the day unfold.

Byron's approach to storytelling is unique and engaging. Instead of a traditional chronological narrative, she chooses to structure the book around the various encounters and conversations Coleridge has throughout the day. This allows for a more intimate and personal examination of his character, as well as an in-depth exploration of his thoughts and ideas.

One of the standout aspects of A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge is the meticulous attention to detail in depicting Coleridge's personality and quirks. Byron portrays him as a man of immense intellectual prowess, with a mind constantly teeming with ideas and philosophical musings. From his witty banter to his passionate discussions on poetry and literature, every aspect of Coleridge's personality is brought to life on the page.

Furthermore, Byron's extensive research shines through in her portrayal of the historical and cultural context in which Coleridge lived. She seamlessly weaves in references to the literary figures of the time, providing readers with a broader understanding of the intellectual landscape in which Coleridge thrived.

A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a must-read for any lover of literature and poetry. Byron's impeccable storytelling and her ability to transport readers to a different time and place make this book a truly immersive experience. Whether you are a long-time fan of Coleridge or simply curious about the man behind the poetry, this book offers a glimpse into his life that is both enlightening and entertaining.

In conclusion, A Day with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Clarissa Gillington Byron is a masterful portrayal of the iconic poet's life. With its captivating storytelling, attention to detail, and rich historical context, this book offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of Coleridge's genius. It is a beautifully written homage to a literary icon that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on readers.

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Transcriber's Note: The original publication document has been replicated faithfully except as listed near the end in another Transcriber's Note. Words in italics are indicated like this .



"Are those her ribs through which the Sun Did peer, as through a grate? And is that Woman all her crew? Is that a Death? and are there two? Is Death that woman's mate?

" Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was as white as leprosy....

The naked hulk alongside came, And the twain were casting dice."

( The Ancient Mariner ).]





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