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Coleridge's greatest work, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is utterly unique, unlike any other ballad. No narrative poem has rivaled it in combining scenes of terror with scenes of incomparable beauty. Although enormously popular in the nineteenth century, it is seldom read or studied today. This annotated version by Martin Gardner will help to renew the appreciation and deepen the understanding of Coleridge's unjustly neglected masterpiece.
Two Illustrations of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. From left to Right: a 1903 Frontispiece William Strang and a 1876 engraving by Gustave Doré.
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Scribner Writers Series Essay on the life and works of Samuel Coleridge, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies
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