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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge joins a series in which Faber and Faber presents eight beautiful editions of classic Romantic poetry.

Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571274284
Date Published
01.09.2011
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Summary

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

— Kubla Khan

Samuel TaylorColeridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was born in Ottery St Mary, Devon, the youngest son of a clergyman. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital School, London, where he began his friendship with Charles Lamb, and Jesus College, Cambridge. He first met Dorothy and William Wordsworth in 1797 and a close association developed between them, issuing in their groundbreaking joint publication, Lyrical…

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