Essays by John Ferns

John Ferns has been interested in George Whalley's life and writings for over 30 years. With Brian Crick, he co-edited a collection of Whalley's essays entitled Studies in Literature and the Humanities: Innocence of Intent. Three essays that he wrote are reprinted here as introductions to Whalley's life, poetry, and scholarship on Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

John Ferns is Professor Emeritus, McMaster University. He can be reached at

The essays are published here for the first time with his permission.

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