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With the insight only a novelist can provide, A. S. Byatt vividly conjures into being the world of Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Unruly Times is a superlative portrait of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge, and a fascinating exploration of the Romantic Movement and the dramatic events that shaped it. With a novelist's insight and eye for detail, A. S. Byatt brings alive this tumultuous period and shows a deep understanding of the effects upon the minds of Wordsworth, Coleridge and their contemporaries - de Quincey, Lamb, Hazlitt, Byron and Keats.

Reviews

Critically acute and full of imaginative insight... Her scholarship is up to date, and her comments on the social history of the period are cogent and erudite

Times Literary Supplement

She is the best kind of critic because she judges an author on his or her own terms... The great merit of Byatt's writing - fiction and essays - is that it continually engages the reader's mind

Daily Telegraph

A subtle and scholarly work

Sunday Times

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    9781448162598

    December 24, 2018

    Vintage Digital

    288 pages

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    9780099302230

    September 5, 1997

    Vintage

    288 pages

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