This edition of The Ancient Mariner aims to include the information and critical comment necessary to an intelligent appreciation of the poem. As a help to that end, it has been thought desirable to print the original version (1798), since the differences between that and the final version afford an especially valuable opportunity for training in discrimination and taste. The interest which attaches to the personal history of Coleridge has, unfortunately, little in common with the interest which attaches to The Ancient Mariner, It has, therefore, seemed proper to include in this volume only a short biographical sketch. Students who may be impelled by a laudable curiosity to seek a more detailed knowledge of the poets life are referred to the biographies by Hall Caine, Dr. A lois Brandl (translated into English by Lady Eastlake), and J. Dykes Campbell. Coleridge sown Biographia Literaria in spite of its fragmentary character, is essential to a knowledge of his intellectual and moral development. Methods of teaching The Ancient Mariner must differ widely with different teachers and pupils. All efforts, however, should be subordinated to the aim of helping students to read with their imaginations to see what Coleridge
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Gustave Dore's magnificent engravings for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are among the later works of the great French illustrator. The intensely evocative poem provided Doré with the long-awaited opportunity to convey limitless space on a gigantic scale, and he exploited the poem's fantastic range of atmosphere to the limits of its possibilities. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the vast icy caverns of Antarctica, the hot equatorial sea swarming with monsters, all of the amazing visual elements that make Coleridge's masterpiece one of the most exciting and most memorable poems in the English language are unforgettably engraved in Doré's plates.
This edition reproduces all of the plates to perfection, in their original size. The illustrations and the text of the poem appear on facing pages, so that the imaginative kinship of Doré and Coleridge is delightfully evident on every page: the illustrations capture all the moods of the poem in their full intensity, bringing the images evoked by the words into clear visual focus.
Unabridged and slightly rearranged republication of the 1878 American edition. Text slightly amended to conform to the authoritative 1834 edition of the poem.See every Dover book in print atwww.doverpublications.com
Coleridge's own commentary on the fateful story of the bright-eyed ancient mariner, written some years later at a time of renewed religious feeling, is printed alongside the poem.
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Descrizione libro International Book Society, 1966. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Red moire boards with gilt lettering. Black slipcase also houses a 33LP record with Sir Ralph Richardson reading the Ancient Mariner and other Coleridge poems. The record is pristine, the book is is tight and clean with mottled spots on back panel a. Codice libro della libreria 67850
Descrizione libro Ayer Co Pub, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0405118961