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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Title:The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Authors:Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1798)


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Already having an edition of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner illustrated by Gustave Doré, I bought this one for the illustrations by my favourite book illustrator, Mervyn Peake.

Where Doré beautifully catches the gothic mood of Coleridge's verse, Peake catches the macabre, tenebrous quality of the Mariner's feverish nightmare. In her introduction, Marina Warner tells of how Peake's commissioning editor found his illustration of the Night-mare Life-in-Death too horrifying for its intended 1940s British readership and her portrait was dropped from the first edition, though much reprinted since and included here.

Much as I love Peake's work, I wish for an edition printed on better quality paper to present them in the fashion they deserve.

As for the poem, what can I say that hasn't been said before and more eloquently? ( )
  Michael.Rimmer | Aug 13, 2016 |
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  jkdavies | Jun 14, 2016 |
Beautiful illustrations accompany this re-telling of Coleridge's classic poem. The large pages, white space and column notes make this more accessible to a younger audience, although, sometimes the column notes are as complicated as the 1800's text of the ballad. ( )
  GReader28 | Feb 21, 2016 |
1898 edition
  billheath | Jul 24, 2015 |
The Dover edition with Doré's woodcuts adds a whole new dimension to Coleridge's poem. The horror, sublimity, and poignancy are greatly accentuated by them in the Dover edition. If you've read the poem before, loved it or hated it, revisit it in this edition and your opinion will evolve either way. If you haven't read it before, this is certainly no a bad way to become acquainted. ( )
  poetontheone | Nov 20, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Samuel Taylor Coleridgeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Doré, GustaveIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garrigues, Ellen E.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lowes, John LivingstonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rooney, AnneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warner, MarinaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
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Doré's engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the hot equatorial seas swarming with monsters, the ice of Antarctica, more — are all rendered in a powerful manner. Full text and 38 plates.

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Coleridge's 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' has never been out of print. This edition comes with the renowned Dore illustrations and an introduction from English literature scholar Anne Rooney.

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