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Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

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This edition includes "Kubla Khan" as well as such blank-verse "conversation" poems as "The Eolian Harp" and "Frost at Midnight". The earlier version of the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is presented in full, along with the later, better-known version, and explanatory notes.


Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was one of the most versatile minds in European intellectual history, and a shaping influence in the development of English poetry. As a radical young poet in the years following the French Revolution, Coleridge collaborated with Wordsworth in "Lyrical Ballads" (1798) and was by turns dramatist, political journalist, lecturer and religious thinker. This edition includes his two most famous poems, "Kubla Khan" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", as well as such blank-verse 'conversation' poems as "The Eolian Harp", "This Lime Tree Bower My Prison" and "Frost at Midnight". Not least of the attractions of Heather Jackson's selection is the earlier version of the "Rime" which she presents in full, along with the later, better-known version. Demonstrating the diversity characteristic of Coleridge's work, from early politically-inspired sonnets, to an epitaph he composed for himself shortly before his death, this substantial collection is supplemented by an introduction and notes.

Additional Information

Book Condition N/A
SKU 9780192839329
Author Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dimensions 129 mm x 196 mm
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 224
Published Date 1 Apr 1999
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language English
Genre Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
Series N/A