Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems

Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
     
 

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Coleridge lived in what may safely be called the most momentous period of modern history. In the year following his birth Warren Hastings was appointed first governor-general of India, where he maintained English empire during years of war with rival nations, and where he committed those acts of cruelty and tyranny which called forth the greatest eloquence of the…  See more details below

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Coleridge lived in what may safely be called the most momentous period of modern history. In the year following his birth Warren Hastings was appointed first governor-general of India, where he maintained English empire during years of war with rival nations, and where he committed those acts of cruelty and tyranny which called forth the greatest eloquence of the greatest of English orators, in the famous impeachment trial at Westminster, when Coleridge was a sixteen-year-old schoolboy in London.

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ISBN-13:
9781511565011
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
1,002,010
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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About the Author
"SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772 – 1834) was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism." -- Wikipeda

About the Editor
"FREDERICK HENRY SYKES (1863 – 1917) was an American college president, born at Queensville, Ontario, in Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1885, studied at Johns Hopkins University (1891–95), and afterwards held various teaching positions. From 1903-10 he was professor of English literature and director of extension teaching at Columbia University, then professor of English at Teachers College, Columbia (1910–13). He became the first president of the Connecticut College for Women (1913–17). His publications include:
French Elements in Middle English (1899)
Syllabus of Lectures on Shakespeare (1903)
Lectures on the History of English Literature in the Nineteenth Century (1904)
He wrote several books on English composition, edited various English texts, and was general editor of Scribner's "English Classics Series."" -- Wikipeda

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