William Wordsworth (17701850) permanently enlarged the range of English poetry both in subject matter and treatment. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834) is best known for his magical early poems and highly imaginative criticism. Michael Schmidt is the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist "Lives of the Poets" and the director of the writing school at Manchester Metropolitan University.
This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived in 1818 by nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see ... SEE MORE