Standard Name: Coleridge, Sara
Birth Name: Sara Coleridge
Married Name: Sara Coleridge
Living in the shadow of her father, Samuel Taylor Coleridge , SC 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. SC was an energetic and accomplished letter-writer.
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|Cultural formation||Christina Rossetti|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Robert Southey||
He mentored his niece, the future writer Sara Coleridge .
|Family and Intimate relationships||Christabel Coleridge|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Christabel Coleridge||
Sara Coleridge , CC 's aunt, who followed in the family tradition by becoming a writer, translator, and editor, died in 1852, while Christabel was still a child. She dedicated her adulthood to preserving and...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Rigby|
|Friends, Associates||Caroline Bowles|
|Friends, Associates||Louisa Catherine Shore||
During her stay in Fulham, LCS made some literary contacts, including Fanny Kemble and Sara Coleridge .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
|Friends, Associates||Thomas Carlyle|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Emily Jane Pfeiffer||
This tale was possibly influenced by Sara Coleridge 's Phantasmion, 1837, with which the Athenæum compared it.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Caroline Bowles||
The collection was well received. Bowles's essay Beauty inspired Sara Coleridge to write her response On the Disadvantages Resulting from the Possession of Beauty.
Mudge, Bradford Keyes, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 116. Gale Research, 1992.
|Literary responses||Caroline Bowles|
Though she had a prolific writing career, CC 's novels, stories, and tales have largely been forgotten. There is no biography of her, and what little criticism there is takes the form of reviews of...
Maria Weston Chapman viewed the books in this series as an innovation in literary terms, and also as the beginnings in England of a science of sociology.
Some, such as Sara Coleridge , lamented...
Chapman, Maria Weston, and Harriet Martineau. “Memorials of Harriet Martineau”. Harriet Martineau’s Autobiography, James R. Osgood, 1877, pp. 2: 131 - 596.
|Textual Features||Mary Elizabeth Coleridge||
In another letter MEC notes that she found the writing of Sara Coleridge (her cousin) and Mary Shelley intensely Englishwomanly.
She concedes that both these writers possess the gift of imagination, but is not...
Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth. Gathered Leaves from the Prose of Mary E. Coleridge. Sichel, EdithEditor , Constable.
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