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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (original 1798; edition 1970)

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Author), Gustave Doré (Illustrator), Millicent Rose (Introduction)

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A mariner stops a man on his way to a wedding. The mariner then relates to the man all the events of a long sea voyage, arousing in his listener feeling of impatience, fear, fascination and bemusement.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was published in the collection Lyrical Ballads (1798), which contributed significantly to the advent of modern poetry and the beginnings of British Romance literature.

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Title:The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Authors:Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Author)
Other authors:Gustave Doré (Illustrator), Millicent Rose (Introduction)
Info:Dover Publications (1970), Edition: Revised ed., 77 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:not-for-school, e-books, unorganized

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

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This little book contains a lot; a lot to read and a lot to think about. It starts with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and moves on to Christabel. These were followed by some shorter poems, including, Kubla Khan. There follow some prose extracts by Coleridge which I found interesting. But of most interest to me was Editor Henderson's commentary on the merits of Coleridge poetry. I'll read that again later. The next section is a short biography - what a tortured soul. An Appendix explores his personality, and the book finishes with an Analysis of The Ancient Mariner. Right at the end of the printed matter included is a list of the first 180 titles in the Kings Treasuries series. ( )
  gmillar | Feb 9, 2024 |
As poetic as English poetry gets. Full of strange images and full of allusions that I just don't understand. ( )
  mykl-s | Jun 11, 2023 |
It's hard to picture a more imaginative interpretation of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner!"
And, the resilient Albatross was a lot of fun.

Exceptional pairing of Poetry and Cartoons.

In both high school and college, Samuel Coleridge's poem was always compelling

(For some reason, though this is Hunt Emerson's book, most of the review comments refer to Dore'.) ( )
  m.belljackson | Feb 22, 2022 |
Excellent Addition to Coleridge

"The Rime of The Ancient Mariner" is a classic poem. As literature, it is exceptional. It has numerous editions, including updated and annotated versions by Coleridge himself after the poem was first published. Some of the more famous editions started to be published in 1876 with illustrations by Gustave Doré. Being difficult to interpret, the literal drawings by Doré seem appropriately moody. Carol Moran's illustrations, however, try to give the poem a more spiritual dimension. The vision of death, for example, is drawn as a buxom blonde with ruby-red lips. At times, the illustrations have a very innocent, child-like quality to them. This is perhaps why I was first attracted to the book when I found it on my family's bookshelf some thirty years ago and have kept it on my own shelves ever since. Moran's work appears to be done with colored pencils, watercolors, and pens, but I cannot say for certain. Fans of "The Ancient Mariner" will enjoy this edition, along with Doré's, and Coleridge's annotated version. ( )
  mvblair | Aug 9, 2020 |
Interesting story

Coleridge is not for the weak. Good story, but man I don't enjoy poetry much. This version reads easier than the previous one. ( )
  Sonja-Fay-Little | Jan 24, 2019 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Samuel Taylor Coleridgeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Doré, GustaveIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fenoglio, BeppeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Garrigues, Ellen E.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kempers, MartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lowes, John LivingstonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rooney, AnneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warner, MarinaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wehnert, Edward HenryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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It is an ancient Mariner,
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This work is for the standalone poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Please do not combine with poetry collections and anthologies, and please do not combine with abridged editions, such as Phoenix 60p., etc.
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A mariner stops a man on his way to a wedding. The mariner then relates to the man all the events of a long sea voyage, arousing in his listener feeling of impatience, fear, fascination and bemusement.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was published in the collection Lyrical Ballads (1798), which contributed significantly to the advent of modern poetry and the beginnings of British Romance literature.

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