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  • Published: 24 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781448162598
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Unruly Times

Wordsworth and Coleridge in Their Time




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.

  • Pub date: 24 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9781448162598
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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Praise for Unruly Times

“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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