This detailed biography of John Wesley brings to life the remarkable journey of the man who founded Methodism. Written with Southey’s distinctive approach to biography, the book provides an engaging and comprehensive account of Wesley’s life as well as his work. Contemporary critics, however, claimed that since Southey was not a Methodist, he was unable to fully appreciate and capture Wesley’s internal struggles.
About the Author
Robert Southey (1774–1843) was an English poet, literary scholar, essayist, and biographer. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1813, and held the position until his death in 1843. Included among his writings are Letters of Espriella, The Life of Nelson, and The Doctor, which contains Southey’s beloved children’s tale “The Story of the Three Bears.”