The Way to Xanadu

Author(s): Caroline Alexander


As a child in Florida, Caroline Alexander learnt Coleridge's masterpiece of a poem, 'Kubla Khan'. Coleridge recalled that it was composed in an opium sleep as he was reading about Kubla Khan. He awoke and wrote fifty-five lines of the poem before being interrupted. Scholars have ever since discussed the contemporary works that had influenced Coleridge. In The Way to Xanadu, a literary travel book, Caroline Alexander recounts her quest across three continents to discover the sources of Coleridge's inspiration.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780297813132
  • : Weidenfeld and Nicolson
  • : Weidenfeld and Nicolson
  • : January 1993
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 16.30 cmmm X 2.20 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Alexander
  • : hardback
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 194