Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Table Talk. 2 vols.

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Edited by Carl Woodring (NHC Fellow, 1987–88)

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990

From the publisher’s description:

Coleridge’s nephew, son-in-law, and first editor, Henry Nelson Coleridge, began at the end of 1822 a record of Coleridge’s remarks as a way of preparing an anthology of the interests and thought of the great poet and critic. His manuscripts, gathered to form the major text of his new edition, include passages on relatives, friends, and various censorable topics omitted from the Table Talk of 1835 and unpublished until now. These two volumes also contain talk recorded by other listeners from 1798 until Coleridge’s death in 1834. Some of these records have not been previously published; some are published from manuscripts that differ from versions previously known. Also included are previously unpublished remarks by Wordsworth. Along with a bibliography of earlier editions of Table Talk and other useful appendixes, Carl Woodring’s edition reprints the second edition (1836), which differs from the manuscripts more extensively than the edition of 1835.

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Woodring, Carl (NHC Fellow, 1987–88), ed. The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Table Talk. 2 vols., by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by Carl Woodring. Bollingen Series. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.