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The Works of Thomas Chatterton

The Works of Thomas Chatterton( )
Author: Chatterton, Thomas
Editor: Cottle, Joseph
Southey, Robert
Series title:Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies
ISBN:978-1-108-06339-5
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $51.00
Book Description:

First published in 1803, this three-volume collection brings together the works of poet and forger Thomas Chatterton (1752-70).

Book Details
Pages:556
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.424 x 1.209 Inches
Book Weight:1.54 Pounds
Author Biography
Chatterton, Thomas (Author)
Robert Southey was born on August 12, 1774. In 1788, Southey entered the Westminster school at the expense of his uncle. One year after his admission to Westminster, the French Revolution began. Southey was fifteen years old at the time, and like many young people of his day, he passionately sympathized with the high ideals of the French cause.

During these years, Southey befriended both Charles W. W. Wynn and Grosvenor Charles Bedford. Bedford and Wynn began a publication in 1792, The Flagellant, which Southey later joined as writer and co-editor. He submitted an anonymous article on "Flogging," in which he claimed that the school's disciplinary practice of flogging students was satanic. Dr. Vincent, the headmaster at the school, viewed the essay not as the product of a boy's imagination, but as a direct attack on both the school and the British Constitution. Eventually, Southey came forward and offered his apology, but was nonetheless expelled from school. Southey was of course then refused admission at Christ Church and had to attend Balliol College at Oxford.

In order to escape life at Oxford and postpone making his decision to join the clergy, Southey took some time off from school in the autumn of 1793. Southey eventually left Oxford after his second term to be married. Shortly after leaving, he crossed paths with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with whom he formed a friendship which would mold his early life and continue until his later years.

In 1794, Southey, Coleridge, and several mutual friends came up with the idea of "Pantisocracy," or "equal rule of all." Their goal was to emigrate to America to practice Pantisocracy by forming a communal, utopian settlement where everyone would live in harmony and brotherhood. In order to raise money for this, Southey and Coleridge joined to write drama and political propaganda, and to write and deliver weekly lectures on politics and history. At this time, they co-wrote the drama entitled "The Fall of

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