The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Seven Parts By Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Modern editions use a revised version ...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner In Seven Parts By Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797-98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Modern editions use a revised version printed in 1817 that featured a gloss. Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it was a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. Upon its release, the poem was criticized for being obscure and difficult to read. The use of archaic spelling of words was seen as not in keeping with Wordsworth's claims of using common language. Criticism was renewed again in 1815-16, when Coleridge added marginal notes to the poem that were also written in an archaic style. These notes or glosses, placed next to the text of the poem, ostensibly interpret the verses much like marginal notes found in the Bible. There were many opinions on why Coleridge inserted the gloss. Charles Lamb, who had deeply admired the original for its attention to "Human Feeling," claimed that the gloss distanced the audience from the narrative, weakening the poem's effects. The entire poem was first published in the collection of Lyrical Ballads. Another version of the poem was published in the 1817 collection entitled Sibylline Leaves.
W/Illustrations. Very Good. 40+pp 7.25 x 9.5" Tan cloth covers with brown leather-like endpps. Illustrated by Richard Bartlett in b/w ink drawings. Bad things that happen if you kill an albatross. Also bad thing that happens if a mariner stops you on the way to a wedding. See how many passages from this work have made their way into common usage in the English language. Condition: A bit of edge wear, else Very Good. SKU 33291 ** We ship our books in sturdy corrugated cartons, paper items in stiff "Stay Flat" envelopes. (We do not use padded envelopes. ) Free tracking (Delivery confirmation) on all USA orders.
Bartlett, Richard F. Fine in poor dust jacket. Hardcover with front like pictured. Includes original plain onion skin dustjacket but dustjacket has fold marks, some rips and edge chipping. Covers are excellent. Pages are clean, unmarked by pen, pencil or marker, complete,... Includes illustrations.
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