Sara Coleridge entry: Overview screen.
Writing and Life
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Living in the shadow of her father, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge nevertheless became recognized in her own right as a talented writer during the first half of the nineteenth century. She began with translations before initiating her own works. She wrote some poetry in addition to her well-known stories for children. She also reviewed for periodicals, and was renowned for her editorial contributions to editions of her father's works. Sara Coleridge was an energetic and accomplished letter-writer.
22 December 1802 SC was born at Greta Hall near Keswick, Cumberland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1822 The young SC published a translation from the Latin of Martinus Dobrizhoffer: An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay, etc.. Bibliographic Citation link.
1837 SC published her fairy tale, Phantasmion, anonymously in a costly limited edition. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 May 1852 SC died of breast cancer in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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