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Coleridge at Home

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199694556
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731938 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0005
Coleridge at Home

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This chapter focuses on the poems written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge while living at a cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset, from December 1796 to September 1798. While these years were just two out of the sixty-four years of his life, they were by far his most productive as a poet. All his best-known poems — except, perhaps, for Dejection: an Ode — were written there, in particular: Kubla Khan and The Ancient Mariner. In any reasonable selection from his complete poetic output, the work of his twenty-one months at Nether Stowey is likely to take up half the space.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; poets; cottage; Nether Stowey; The Ancient Mariner

Chapter.  3842 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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