Coleridge's Poetry and Prose / Edition 1

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Coleridge combined the genius of a poet with the mind of a philosophical critic.
His writings are wide-ranging in form and content, and vast in number. Norton’s long-awaited edition is the most comprehensive and user-friendly student edition available. Supporting apparatus includes detailed headnotes, footnotes (both Coleridge’s and the editors’), biographical register, glossary, and an index of poems and first lines.
"Criticism" includes twenty assessments of Coleridge’s poetry and prose by British and American authors.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393979046
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 626,419
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Halmi is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford and Margaret Candfield Fellow of University College, Oxford. He is the author of The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol (2007) and numerous articles on British and German Romanticism, editor of Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake in the Collected Works of Northrop Frye (2004), co-editor (with Paul Magnuson and Raimonda Modiano) of the Norton Critical Edition of Coleridge’s Poetry and Prose (2003), textual editor of the Opus Maximum in The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (2002), and an advisory editor of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.

Paul Magnuson was Professor of English at New York University.

Raimonda Modiano is Professor of English at the University of Washington. She is the author of Coleridge and the Concept of Nature, and co-editor of Volumes II-V of Coleridge’s Marginalia (Princeton).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
General Introduction
Textual Introduction
Permissions Acknowledgments
Preface 4
Monody on the Death of Chatterton 5
To a Young Lady with a Poem on the French Revolution 10
Effusion I [To Bowles] 12
Effusion II [To Burke] 13
Effusion III [To Pitt] 13
Effusion IV [To Priestley] 14
Effusion V [To Erskine] 14
Effusion VI [To Sheridan] 15
Effusion XX. To the Author of the "Robbers" 16
Effusion XXII. To a Friend together with an Unfinished Poem 16
Effusion XXXV. Composed August 20th, 1975, at Clevedon, Somersetshire [The Eolian Harp] 17
Religious Musings 20
To Thomas Poole, of Stowey 35
Ode on the Departing Year 37
To the Reverend George Coleridge, of Ottery St. Mary, Devon 44
From Preface to the Second Edition 46
Introduction to the Sonnets 48
Sonnet IV. To the River Otter 50
Sonnet IX. Composed on a journey homeward ... 51
Sonnet X. To a Friend ... 52
Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement 52
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere, in Seven Parts (1798) 58
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1834) 59
The Foster-Mother's Tale, A Dramatic Fragment 100
The Nightingale; A Conversational Poem, Written in April, 1798 102
The Dungeon 105
Love 106
Fears in Solitude 110
France. An Ode 116
Frost at Midnight 120
The Visions of the Maid of Orleans 125
Recantation, Illustrated in the Story of the Mad Ox 129
Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest 133
To a Friend 134
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison 136
Sonnet XII. To W. L. Esq 139
Fire, Famine, & Slaughter. A War Eclogue 140
A Letter to - [Sara Hutchinson] 145
Dejection: An Ode 155
Christabel 161
Kubla Khan: or A Vision in a Dream 180
The Pains of Sleep 184
The Picture, or The Lover's Resolution 188
The Visionary Hope 192
Recollections of Love 193
Hymn Before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouny 195
Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath 198
A Tombless Epitaph 198
To a Gentleman [William Wordsworth] 200
Poetical Works (1828). Prose in Rhyme: or, Epigrams, Moralities, and Things Without a Name 206
Phantom or Fact? A Dialogue in Verse 206
Work Without Hope 207
A Day Dream 208
Lines Suggested by the Last Words of Berengarius 209
Constancy to an Ideal Object 210
Prefatory Note to The Wanderings of Cain 211
The Wanderings of Cain 214
Poetical Works (1829): The Garden of Boccaccio 218
Phantom 221
Youth and Age 221
Love's Apparition and Evanishment 223
A Character 224
- E coelo descendit [gnothi seayton] - Juvenal 226
Epitaph 227
[Apologia pro vita sua] 228
The Day Dream 228
[Metrical Experiments, 1805] 229
A Thought Suggested by a View of Saddleback 230
[Notebook Fragment, 1806] 231
[Notebook Fragment, 1807] 231
[Notebook Fragment, 1810] 232
[Notebook Fragments, 1811] 233
From A Moral and Political Lecture (1795) 236
Conciones ad Populum, or Addresses to the People (1795) 248
From On the Present War 250
Lectures on Revealed Religion (1795) 258
From The Plot Discovered; or An Address to the People, Against Ministerial Treason (1795) 274
Prospectus 282
Modern Patriotism 284
On the Slave Trade 287
Once a Jacobin Always a Jacobin (1802) 299
[On Romeo and Juliet] 309
[On Ancient And Modern Drama and The Tempest] 320
[On Hamlet] 332
[On Dramatic Illusion] 336
Essays on the Principles of Genial Criticism (1814) 338
From The Statesman's Manual; or The Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight 354
From Appendix C of The Statesman's Manual 362
From A Lay Sermon ("Blessed are ye that sow beside all Waters!") 369
Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions (1817) 372
[Reason and Understanding] 555
From Essays on the Principles of Method 560
Aids to Reflection (1825) 568
On the Constitution of the Church and State (1830) 576
Androgynous Minds 587
The Bible 587
Death 588
Dreams and Sleep 589
Education 591
Evil 592
Feelings 592
The French Revolution 593
John Keats 594
Language 594
Life 596
Love, Lust, and Friendship 597
Madness 598
Nature 599
Opium 601
Pantheism 602
Parliamentary Reform 603
Philosophy 604
Platonists and Aristotelians 605
Poetry 605
Prayer 605
Religion 606
Self-Analysis 607
Symbol 608
Women 609
William Wordsworth 609
Letter: To John Thelwall (November 19, 1796) 611
Letter: To Thomas Poole (February 6, 1797) 613
Letter: To Thomas Poole (March 1797) 614
Letter: To Joseph Cottle (April 1797) 617
Letter: To Thomas Poole (October 9, 1797) 618
Letter: To Thomas Poole (October 16, 1797) 620
Letter: To Thomas Poole (February 19, 1798) 624
Letter: To George Coleridge (c. March 10, 1798) 626
Letter: To Thomas Poole (March 16, 1801) 627
Letter: To Thomas Poole (March 23, 1801) 628
Letter: To William Sotheby (September 10, 1802) 630
Letter: To Sara Coleridge (November 23, 1802) 632
Letter: To Thomas Wedgwood (September 16, 1803) 633
Letter: To Thomas Poole (October 14, 1803) 636
Letter: To J. J. Morgan (May 14, 1814) 637
Letter: To J. J. Morgan (May 15, 1814) 639
Letter: To Thomas Allsop (March 30, 1820) 640
The Prelude (1805), book 6, lines 249-331 645
From Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago 647
From Letters 648
From [The Album of a London Bookseller] 649
From Lectures on the English Poets 649
From The Spirit of the Age 650
From The Life and Correspondence of Charles Mathews the Elder, Comedian 653
From Samuel Taylor Coleridge 654
From Autobiography 657
From The Life of John Sterling 658
From Coleridge 662
From Letters 665
From Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 666
From First Visit to England 666
From Letter to B - 668
From a Review of Letters, Conversations and Recollections 668
From Art, Literature and the Drama 669
From A Poem of Pure Imagination: An Experiment in Reading 671
From Structure and Style in the Greater Romantic Lyric 682
Coleridge and the Deluded Reader: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" 696
From "Christabel": The Wandering Mother and the Enigma of Form 710
From Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years 722
Coleridge on Shakespeare: Method Amid the Rhetoric 731
From The Biographia Literaria and the Contentions of English Romanticism 738
[Coleridge's Theory of the Imagination] 750
From The Idea of the Clerisy: Samuel Taylor Coleridge 755
Biographical Register 769
Glossary 775
Coleridge: A Chronology 779
Selected Bibliography 785
Index of Poem Titles and First Lines 793
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2008

    A Good Compilation

    This book contains an extensive and diversified mix of Coleridge's work. The footnotes are well-researched, and editorial commentary and criticism are relatively unbiased. Its structure allows readers of Coleridge to come to their own conclusions about the content of his writings. Criticism: a synopsis of Coleridge's personal history would be helpful in reading this text.

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