Nicholas Roe is Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the author of Wordsworth and Coleridge: the Radical Years (Oxford U.P., 1988, paperback 1990), The Politics of Nature: Wordsworth and some Contemporaries (Macmillan, 1992, reprinted 1996), and John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (Oxford U.P. 1997). He edited, with Richard Gravil and Lucy Newlyn, Coleridge's Imagination. Essays in Memory of Peter Laver (Cambridge U.P., 1986), William Wordsworth. Selected Poetry (Penguin, 1992), John Keats. Selected Poems (Everyman, 1995), Keats and History (Cambridge U.P., 1995) and John Keats (Everyman, 1996). He is a founding editor of the new journal Romanticism published by Edinburgh University Press. He is currently researching Leigh Hunt's life and work, and is editing a collection of essays, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life, which is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.