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Coleridge's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

Coleridge's Poetry and Prose: A Norton Critical Edition / 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393979046
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 832
Sales rank: 335,686
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About 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).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxiii
General Introductionxv
Textual Introductionxxi
Permissions Acknowledgmentsxxiv
The Texts of Coleridge's Poetry and Prose
Poems on Various Subjects (1796)3
Monody on the Death of Chatterton5
To a Young Lady with a Poem on the French Revolution10
Effusion I [To Bowles]12
Effusion II [To Burke]14
Effusion III [To Pitt]14
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 Poem16
Effusion XXXV. Composed August 20th, 1795, at Clevedon, Somersetshire [The Eolian Harp]17
Religious Musings20
Ode on the Departing Year (1796)34
To Thomas Poole, of Stowey35
Ode on the Departing Year37
Poems (1797)43
To the Reverend George Coleridge, of Ottery St. Mary, Devon44
From Preface to the Second Edition46
Introduction to the Sonnets48
Sonnet IV. To the River Otter50
Sonnet IX. Composed on a journey homeward ...51
Sonnet X. To a Friend ...52
Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement52
Lyrical Ballads (1798, 1800)54
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 Fragment100
The Nightingale; A Conversational Poem, Written in April, 1798102
The Dungeon105
Fears in Solitude (1798)108
Fears in Solitude110
France. An Ode116
Frost at Midnight120
The Morning Post and the Annual Anthology (1800)123
The Visions of the Maid of Orleans125
Recantation, Illustrated in the Story of the Mad Ox129
Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest133
To a Friend134
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison136
Sonnet XII. To W. L. Esq.139
Fire, Famine, & Slaughter. A War Eclogue140
Dejection: An Ode (1802)143
A Letters to--[Sara Hutchinson]145
Dejection: An Ode155
Christabel, Kubla Khan, and the Pains of Sleep (1816)158
Kubla Khan: or A Vision in a Dream
Of the Fragment of Kubla Khan180
Kubla Khan182
The Pains of Sleep184
Sibylline Leaves (1817)185
The Picture, or The Lover's Resolution188
The Visionary Hope192
Recollections of Love193
Meditative Poems in Blank Verse194
Hymn Before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouny195
Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath198
A Tombless Epitaph198
To a Gentleman [William Wordsworth]200
Poetical Works (1828, 1829, 1834)203
Poetical Works (1828). Prose in Rhyme: or, Epigrams, Moralities, and Things Without a Name206
Phantom or Fact? A Dialogue in Verse206
Work Without Hope207
A Day Dream208
Lines Suggested by the Last Words of Berengarius209
Constancy to an Ideal Object210
Prefatory Note to The Wanderings of Cain211
The Wanderings of Cain214
Poetical Works (1829)
The Garden of Boccaccio218
Poetical Works (1834). Miscellaneous Poems
Youth and Age221
Love's Apparition and Evanishment223
A Character224
--E coelo descendit [characters not reproducible]--Juvenal226
Uncollected Poetry227
[Apologia pro vita sua]228
The Day Dream228
[Metrical Experiments, 1805]229
A Thought Suggested by a View of Saddleback230
[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 War250
Lectures on Revealed Religion (1795)258
from Lecture 2259
from Lecture 5263
from Lecture 6269
0rom the Plot Discovered; or an Address to the People, Against Ministerial Treason (1795)274
The Watchman (1796)280
Modern Patriotism284
On the Slave Trade287
Once a Jacobin Always a Jacobin (1802)299
Lectures on Literature (1811-12, 1818)306
[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 Essay 2340
from Essay 3344
Lay Sermons (1816-17)351
From The Statesman's Manual; or The Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight354
From Appendix C of The Statesman's Manual362
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
From Volume 1
Chapter 1377
From Chapter 2393
From Chapter 3398
Chapter 4407
From Chapter 5421
From Chapter 6423
From Chapter 7427
From Chapter 8433
From Chapter 9439
From Chapter 10449
From Chapter 11461
From Chapter 12463
Chapter 13481
From Volume 2
Chapter 14489
From Chapter 17496
From Chapter 18505
From Chapter 19516
From Chapter 20517
From Chapter 22523
From Chapter 24544
The Friend (1818)552
[Reason and Understanding]555
From Essays on the Principles of Method560
Aids to Reflection (1825)568
from Preface570
from Moral and Religious Aphorisms573
from Aphorisms on Spiritual Religion575
On the Constitution of the Church and State (1830)576
From Chapter 2579
Chapter 5582
Miscellaneous Prose
Androgynous Minds587
The Bible587
Dreams and Sleep589
The French Revolution593
John Keats594
Love, Lust, and Friendship597
Parliamentary Reform603
Platonists and Aristotelians605
William Wordsworth609
The Letters (1796-1820)610
To John Thelwall (November 19, 1796)611
To Thomas Poole (February 6, 1797)613
To Thomas Poole (March 1797)614
To Joseph Cottle (April 1797)617
To Thomas Poole (October 9, 1797)618
To Thomas Poole (October 16, 1797)620
To Thomas Poole (February 19, 1798)624
To George Coleridge (c. March 10, 1798)626
To Thomas Poole (March 16, 1801)627
To Thomas Poole (March 23, 1801)628
To William Sotheby (September 10, 1802)630
To Sara Coleridge (November 23, 1802)632
To Thomas Wedgwood (September 16, 1803)633
To Thomas Poole (October 14, 1803)636
To J. J. Morgan (May 14, 1814)637
To J. J. Morgan (May 15, 1814)639
To Thomas Allsop (March 30, 1820)640
Nineteenth Century: Britain
The Prelude (1805), book 6, lines 249-331645
from Christ's Hospital Five and Thirty Years Ago647
from Letters648
from [The Album of a London Bookseller]649
from Lectures on the English Poets649
from The Spirit of the Age650
from The Life and Correspondence of Charles Mathews the Elder, Comedian653
from Samuel Taylor Coleridge654
from Autobiography657
from The Life of John Sterling658
from Coleridge662
Fineteenth Century: United States
from Letters665
from Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks666
from First Visit to England666
from Letter to B--668
from a Review of Letters, Conversations and Recollections668
from Art, Literature and the Drama669
Twentieth Century
0rom A Poem of Pure Imagination: An Experiment in Reading671
from Structure and Style in the Greater Romantic Lyric682
Coleridge and the Deluded Reader: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"696
From "Christabel": The Wandering Mother and the Enigma of Form710
From Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years722
Coleridge on Shakespeare: Method Amid the Rhetoric731
from The Biographia Literaria and the Contentions of English Romanticism738
[Coleridge's Theory of the Imagination]750
from The Idea of the Clerisy: Samuel Taylor Coleridge755
Biographical Register769
Coleridge: A Chronology779
Selected Bibliography785
Index of Poem Titles and First Lines793

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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.