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A likeness of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his later years
Written and narrated by George Whalley
Readers: Hugh Burden
Robert Marsden , Mary O'Farrell Duncan McIntyre , Gary Watson
Coleridge's early life is well enough known, but the later Coleridge, the Coleridge of the Highgate years (1816-34), is less familiar, partly because biographers have found the period less attractive but mostly because the materials for a sympathetic portrait have not been accessible. The generally accepted view is that Coleridge lost the thread in 1802 (the year of the ' Dejection ' Ode) and thereafter ran downhill, winding up in impotent sub-theological loquacity. This programme, which draws on recent studies of unpublished manuscript materials-the Notebooks, letters, marginalia, and miscellaneous manuscripts-seeks to show the later Coleridge in a very different light.


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Readers: George Whalley
Readers: Hugh Burden
Readers: Robert Marsden
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Duncan McIntyre
Unknown: Gary Watson

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