The friendship between William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge produced dazzling results. From it came 'Lyrical Ballads', the volume that kick-started the Romantic Movement in England. Rarely, if ever, have two such gifted young writers co-operated so closely. Coleridge, who acknowledged Wordsworth as the greatest poet since Milton, was himself a poet of unique talents, and moreover was widely recognised to be the greatest genius of his age. The story of this unique pairing is compelling and often poignant. No previous biographer has considered them together, as Adam Sisman does in this fascinating book. The result offers insights into the rich yet neglected topic of friendship, and the tantalising glimpses of the creative process itself.