The Letters of Robert Southey

Robert Southey, whose poetry is no longer read, but whose prose as exemplified in The Life of Nelson is still praised for its clarity of delivery, authored thousands of missives. An ambitious project has been undertaken to reproduce these writings. To date, nine volumes have been published, the first five of which can be found at the Collected Letters of Robert Southey. His list of correspondents is not only lengthy but contains the names some of very well-known people; i.e., Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Murray, and William Wordsworth, among others. Extensive editorial footnotes and biographical directories are other features than enhance the utility of this site.

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