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  • July 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-97904-6
  • 832 pages
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Coleridge's Poetry and Prose

Norton Critical Editions

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Author), Nicholas Halmi (Editor, University of Oxford), Paul Magnuson (Editor, late of New York University), Raimonda Modiano (Editor, University of Washington)

 

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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    Introduction

    Abbreviations

    The Text of the Coleridge’s Poetry and Prose

    THE POETRY

    1. From Poems on Various Subjects (1796)
      1. Preface
      2. Monody on the Death of Chatterton
      3. To a Young Lady with a Poem on the French Revolution
      4. Effusions
        1. Effusion I
        2. Effusion II
        3. Effusion III
        4. Effusion IV
        5. Effusion V
        6. Effusion VI
        7. Effusion XX. To the Author of “Robbers”
        8. Effusion XXII. To a Friend together with an Unfinished Poem
        9. Effusion XXXV. Composed August 20th, 1795 at Clevedon, Somersetshire
      5. Religious Musings
    2. Ode on the Departing Year (1796)
      1. To Thomas Poole of Stowey
      2. Ode on the Departing Year
    3. From Poems (1797)
      1. Dedication. To the Reverend George Coleridge, of Ottery St. Mary, Devon
      2. From Preface. To the Second Edition
      3. Introduction of the Sonnets
        1. Sonnet IV
        2. Sonnet IX
        3. Sonnet X
        4. Reflections
    4. From Lyrical Ballads (1798, 1800)
      1. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, in Seven Parts
        1. Argument
        2. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)
        3. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1834)
        4. The Foster-Mother’s Tale, A Dramatic Fragment
        5. The Nightingale: A Conversational Poem, Written in April, 1798
        6. The Dungeon
        7. Love
    5. Fears in Solitude (1798)
      1. Fears in Solitude
      2. France. An Ode
      3. Frost at Midnight
    6. From The Morning Post and The Annual Anthology (1800)
      1. The Visions of the Maid of Orleans
      2. Recantation, Illustrated in the Story of the Mad Ox
      3. Lines Written in the Album at Elbingerode, in the Hartz Forest
      4. To a Friend
      5. This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, A Poem
      6. Sonnet XII
      7. Fire, Famine & Slaughter. A War Eclogue
    7. Dejection: An Ode (1802)
      1. A Letter to -------------- [Sara Hutchinson]
      2. Dejection: An Ode
    8. Christabel, Kubla Khan, and The Pains of Sleep (1816)
      1. Christabel
        1. Preface
        2. Christabel
      2. Kubla Khan: or A Vision in a Dream
        1. Of the Fragment of Kubla Khan
        2. Kubla Khan
      3. The Pains of Sleep
    9. Sibylline Leaves (1817)
      1. Preface
      2. Love-Poems
        1. The Picture, or The Lover’s Resolution
        2. The Visionary Hope
        3. Recollections of Love
      3. Meditative Poems in Blank Verse
        1. Hymn Before Sun-rise, in the Vale of Chamouny
        2. Inscription for a Fountain on a Heath
        3. To a Gentleman
    10. Poetical Works (1828, 1829, 1834)
    11. Poetical Works (1828). Prose in Rhyme: or Epigrams, Moralities, and Things, Without a Name
      1. Phantom or Fact? A Dialogue in Verse
      2. Work Without Hope
      3. A Day Dream
      4. Lines Suggested by the Last Words of Berengarius
      5. Constancy to an Ideal Object
      6. Prefactory Note to the Wanderings of Cain
    12. Poetrical Works (1829)
      1. The Garden of Boccaccio
    13. From Poetical Works (1834). Miscellaneous Poems
      1. Phantom
      2. Youth and Age
      3. Love’s Apparition and Evanishment
      4. A Character
      5. —E cœlo descendit . . . .—Juvenal
      6. Epitaph
    14. Uncollected Poetry
      1. [Apologia pro vita sua]
      2. The Day Dream
      3. [Metrical Experiments, 1805]
      4. A Thought Suggested by a View of Saddleback
      5. [Notebook Fragment, 1806]
      6. [Notebook Fragment, 1807]
      7. [Notebook Fragment, 1810]
      8. [Notebook Fragment, 1811]

    THE PROSE

    1. From A Moral and Political Lecture, Delivered at Bristol (1795)
    2. Conciones ad Populum. Or Addresses to the People (1795)
    3. From On the Present War
    4. Lectures on Revealed Religion (1795)
      1. From Lecture 2
      2. From Lecture 5
      3. From Lecture 6
    5. From The Plot Discovered; or An Address to the People, against Ministerial Treason (1795)
    6. The Watchman (1796)
      1. Prospectus
      2. Modern Patriotism
      3. On the Slave Trade
    7. Once a Jacobin always a Jacobin
    8. From The Lectures on Literature (1811-12, 1818)
      1. [On Romeo and Juliet]
      2. [On Ancient and Modern Drama and The Tempest]
      3. [On Hamlet]
      4. [On Dramatic Illusion]
    9. From Essays on the Principles of Genial Criticism (1814)
      1. From Essay 2
      2. From Essay 3
    10. From Lay Sermons (1816-17)
      1. From The Statesman’s Manual; or The Bible the Best Guide to Political Skill and Foresight
      2. From Appendix C of The Statesman’s Manual
      3. From A Lay Sermon (“Blessed are ye that sow beside all Waters!”)
    11. Biographia Literaria; or Biographical Sketches or My Literary Life and Opinions (1817)
      1. From Volume 1
      2. From Volume 2
    12. From The Friend (1818)
      1. [Reason and Understanding]
      2. From The Essays on the Principles of Method
    13. From Aids to Reflection (1825)
      1. From Preface
      2. From [Moral and Religious Aphorisms]
      3. From [Aphorisms on Spiritual Religion]
      4. From On the Constitution of Church and State
    14. Miscellaneous Prose
      1. Androgynous Minds
      2. The Bible
      3. Death
      4. Dreams and Sleep
      5. Education
      6. Evil
      7. Feelings
      8. The French Revolution
      9. John Keats
      10. Language
      11. Life
      12. Love, Lust, and Friendship
      13. Madness
      14. Nature
      15. Opium
      16. Pantheism
      17. Parliamentary Reform
      18. Philosophy
      19. Platonists and Aristotelians
      20. Poetry
      21. Prayer
      22. Religion
      23. Self-Analysis
      24. Symbol
      25. Women
      26. Wordsworth
    15. From The Letters (1796-1826)
      1. To John Thelwell (November 19, 1796)
      2. To Thomas Poole (February 6, 1797)
      3. To Thomas Poole (March 1797)
      4. To Joseph Cottle (April 1797)
      5. To Thomas Poole (October 9, 1797)
      6. To Thomas Poole (October 16, 1797)
      7. To Thomas Poole (February 19, 1798)
      8. To George Coleridge (c. March 10, 1798)
      9. To Thomas Poole (March 16, 1801)
      10. To Thomas Poole (March 23, 1801)
      11. To William Sotheby (September 10, 1802)
      12. To Sara Coleridge (November 23, 1802)
      13. To Thomas Wedgwood (September 16, 1803)
      14. To Thomas Poole (October 14, 1803)
      15. To J. J. Morgan (May 14, 1814)
      16. To J. J. Morgan (May 15, 1814)
      17. To Thomas Allsop (March 30, 1820)

    Criticism

    NINETEENTH CENTURY: BRITAIN

    1. William Wordsworth * From The Prelude
    2. Charles Lamb * From Christ’s Hospital Five and Thirty Years
    3. From Letters
    4. From [The Album of a London Bookseller]
    5. William Hazlitt * From Lectures on the English Poets:
    6. From Mr. Coleridge
    7. Anne Jackson Matthews * From The Life and Correspondence of Charles Matthews the Elder, Comedian
    8. Thomas De Quincey * From Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    9. Thomas Carlyle * From The Life of John Sterling
    10. Harriet Martineau * From Autobiography
    11. John Stuart Mill * From Coleridge

    NINETEENTH CENTURY: UNITED STATES

    1. Ralph Waldo Emerson * From The Letters
    2. From Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks
    3. From First Visit to England
    4. Edgar Allan Poe * From Letter to B---------
    5. From [Review of Letters, Conversations, and Recollections]
    6. Margaret Fuller * From Art, Literature, and the Drama

    TWENTIETH CENTURY

    1. Robert Penn Warren * A Poem of Pur Imagination: An Experiment in Reading
    2. M. H. Abrams * Structure and Style in the Greater Romantic Lyric
    3. Frances Ferguson * Coleridge and the Deluded Reader: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
    4. Karen Swann * “Christabel”: The Wandering Mother and the Enigma of Form
    5. Nicholas Roe * Introduction: Voices from the Common Grave of Liberty
    6. Peter Hoheisel * Coleridge on Shakespeare: Method Amid the Rhetoric
    7. Jerome McGann * The Biographia Literaria and the Contentions of English Romanticism
    8. Thomas McFarland * Coleridge’s Theory of the Imagination
    9. Ben Knights * The Idea of the Clerisy: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Biographical Register

    Glossary

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Chronology

    Selected Bibliography

    Index of Poems and First Lines