Samuel Taylor Coleridge - The Major Works

Paperback | December 13, 2008

bySamuel Taylor ColeridgeEditorH. J. Jackson

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Coleridge's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important criticism, letters, and marginalia- to give the essence of his work and thinking. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, critic, and radical thinker, exerted an enormous influence over contemporaries as different as Wordsworth, Southey and Lamb. He was also a dedicated reformer, and set out to use his reputation as a public speaker and literary philosopher to change the course ofEnglish thought. This collection represents the best of Coleridge's poetry from every period of his life, particularly his prolific early years, which produced The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, and Kubla Khan. The central section of the book is devoted to his most significant critical work, BiographiaLiteraria, and reproduces it in full. It provides a vital background for both the poetry section which precedes it and for the shorter prose works which follow. There is also a generous sample of his letters, notebooks, and marginalia, some recently discovered, which show a different, morespontaneous side to his fascinating and complex personality.

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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Coleridge's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important criticism, letters, and marginalia- to give the essence of his work and think...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) studied Classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. As a radical young poet he collaborated with Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads (1798). He was by turns poet, dramatist, political journalist, essayist, and public lecturer. Chronic ill health and addiction to opium led to his death in 1834. Editor H.J. Jack...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:752 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.7 inPublished:December 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537917

ISBN - 13:9780199537914

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Such classics as Kubla Kahn, the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and others - essential for poetry fans.
Date published: 2016-12-09

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Table of Contents

* introduction * textual note * bibliography * chronology * explanatory notes *index