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An old grey-bearded mariner returns from a long sea voyage. He stops a guest at a wedding ceremony and tries to tell him the story of his greatest adventure. At first, the man doesn't want to listen but the mariner's glittering eyes captivates him. The sailor begins his story, which turns out to be as exciting as he claimed. 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is the longest, major poem in British literature and marks the shift from romantic poetry to modern poetry. Embark on the mariner's extraordinary journey through B. J. Harrison's fantastic narration. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) was an English philosopher, theologian, poet and critic. He is considered as the founder of the English Romantic Movement and worked closely with many other famous writer and thinkers of his time. Some of his most famous works are the two poems 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan', along with the major prose work 'Biographia Literaria'. Coleridge was one of the William Shakespeare's greatest critics.Show more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, the battlefield, and the Victorian era, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Themes of war, love, nature, sexuality, and much more are played out in these timeless readings of poetry from the 19th and 20th century. Performed by Sir John Gielgud; Richard Burton; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer; Gwen Watford; and David King. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Thomas Hardy • WB Yeats • Robert Browning • Lord Alfred Tennyson • Christina Rossetti • Lord Byron • Wilfred Owen • Siegfried Sassoon • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John Keats • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Dante Gabriel Rossetti • Ted HughesShow more
William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. A collection of the greatest poetry from the Romantic period, read by some of the 20th century’s most renowned actors. Love, romance, and portrayals of nature are played out in these timeless readings of poetry written during the Romantic period. Performed by Richard Burton; Peter Orr; William Squire; Richard Marquand; Peggy Ashcroft; Margaretta Scott; Tony Church; Derek Godfrey; Patrick Garland; Gary Watson; Margaretta Scott; and Janette Richer. This collection includes poems from: • William Wordsworth • Samuel Taylor Coleridge • William Blake • Lord Byron • Percy Bysshe Shelley • John KeatsShow more
Nature has dazzled with her work in seasons past and now begins to sculpt with light and colour in yet another masterclass. The landscape can now run from stormy grey to blizzard white and all manner in between. Temperatures drop and the change is dramatic, bleak, but beautiful in its own wonder. Here, each and every day is celebrated with distinct and separate verse; Some poems commemorate the day it was written, others the birth or death of the writer or a particular significant moment that engages poet with date and verse. Once more our classic poets describe the unfolding days…..Show more
Do you want to listen to The Rime of The Ancient Mariner? If so then keep reading… The Poem relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story. The wedding-guest's reaction turns from bemusement to impatience to fear to fascination as the mariner's story progresses, as can be seen in the language style: Coleridge uses narrative techniques such as personification and repetition to create a sense of danger, the supernatural, or serenity, depending on the mood in different parts of the poem. What are you waiting for The Rime of The Ancient Mariner is one click away, select the “Download” button in the top right corner NOW!Show more
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner relates the experiences of a sailor who has returned from a long sea voyage. The mariner stops a man who is on the way to a wedding ceremony and begins to narrate a story.Show more
For many in Europe the focus has shifted west to the Americas, both by settlement and by war against the indigenous tribes. And then between themselves.Democracy would be reborn by the American War of Independence. In the East India becomes the stage for further expansion. For our wordsmiths the world had become a wider page on which to write their thoughts. Coleridge, Pope, Southey, Wordsworth speak with lyrical eloquence on subjects both great and small. But always form the heart.Show more
A must-read classic! The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the timeless story of what happens when a daring mariner ventures into Antartic waters. When the storm approaches, adventure begins. Experience this epic tale like you've never heard it before with crisp, gripping narration!Show more
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21st, 1772 in Ottery St Mary in Devon.As a child he was an early and devoted reader and, after being schooled at Christ's Hospital, a charity school, he attended, from 1791, Jesus College, Cambridge and the following year won the Browne Gold Medal for an ode on the slave trade.He was great friends with the poet Robert Southey, indeed they formed a plan, soon abandoned, in 1795, to found a utopian commune-like society, called Pantisocracy, in the wilds of Pennsylvania. But the same year the two friends married sisters Sarah and Edith Fricker and, of course, went on to be part of the Lake Poets movement along with Wordsworth.In 1798, Coleridge and Wordsworth published a joint volume of poetry, Lyrical Ballads, which proved to be the starting point for the English romantic age.In the autumn he and Wordsworth left for a stay in Germany; Coleridge soon went his own way immersing himself in both German philosophy and the language, which later proved invaluable for his translations.In 1800, he returned to England and settled with his family at Keswick in the Lake District, near to where Wordsworth had moved. Soon, however, he was beset by marital problems, illnesses, a growing opium dependency, tensions with Wordsworth, and a lack of confidence in his poetic powers, all of which fuelled the composition of Dejection: An Ode and an intensification of his philosophical studies. He abandoned his family to Southey's care and departed on new travels.Between 1810 and 1820, this "giant among dwarfs", as he was often considered, gave a series of lectures in London and Bristol. Much of Coleridge's reputation as a literary critic is founded on the lectures from the winter of 1810-11 a series on Shakespeare and Milton. Although he rarely prepared anything other than loose notes and was inclined to digress, these lectures were a huge literary event and success.By this time Coleridge was dependent on opium and by 1817 his solution was to live in Highgate under the watchful eye of physician James Gillman where his dependency was somewhat controlled and his output of work could continue. These included his 23 volume Biographia Literaria, Sibylline Leaves (1817), Aids to Reflection (1825), and Church and State (1826).He died in Highgate, London on 25 July 1834 as a result of heart failure and a lung disorder together with the long term effects of opium.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.Show more
Strictly speaking The Lake Poets were not a movement or school of poetry they were only so named as such by The Edinburgh Review so that they could be disparaged.It was a spectacular backfire!The three main figures would be rightly seen as among the most monumental figures in English poetry - William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the under rated but immense Robert Southey, himself a thirty year poet laureate.The profound majesty of the Lake District, an area of almost unequalled beauty, of mythical landscapes and beguiling charm influenced and acted as muse to their burgeoning talents.Their creations have ennobled this poetry as an art form that is intense, lyrical, moving and above all deliciously satisfying.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.Show more
A poem written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge after awaking from an opium induced dream of Xanadu, the summer palace of the Emperor Kublai Khan. A much more extensive poem came to him upon awaking, but he was interrupted while writing it down and then could not remember the remaining lines.Show more
This chilling tale of a gruesome monster unleashed into the world by an unthinking scientist was first conceived in 1818 by nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley on a dark, rainy night on Lake Geneva. Lord Byron and Percy Shelley challenged their friends to see who could come up with the most horrifying story imaginable. Mary Shelley did, terrifying them all with her nightmare-inspired tale. Brilliantly narrated by British actor Clive Hayward, this 200th anniversary audio edition of Frankenstein is followed by The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge which had a haunting influence on young Mary Shelley many years before the story of Frankenstein entered her dreams. With commentary on Shelley's feminist roots by Alison Larkin.Show more
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