The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Dover Pubns
Doré's engravings for The Rime are considered by many to be his greatest work. The full text is augmented by 38 plates of open seas, whirlpools, sea monsters, the ice of Antarctica, and more.

Gustave Dore's magnificent engravings for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are among the later works of the great French illustrator. The intensely evocative poem provided Doré with the long-awaited opportunity to convey limitless space on a gigantic scale, and he exploited the poem's fantastic range of atmosphere to the limits of its possibilities. The terrifying space of the open sea, the storms and whirlpools of an unknown ocean, the vast icy caverns of Antarctica, the hot equatorial sea swarming with monsters, all of the amazing visual elements that make Coleridge's masterpiece one of the most exciting and most memorable poems in the English language are unforgettably engraved in Doré's plates.
This edition reproduces all of the plates to perfection, in their original size. The illustrations and the text of the poem appear on facing pages, so that the imaginative kinship of Doré and Coleridge is delightfully evident on every page: the illustrations capture all the moods of the poem in their full intensity, bringing the images evoked by the words into clear visual focus.
Unabridged and slightly rearranged republication of the 1878 American edition. Text slightly amended to conform to the authoritative 1834 edition of the poem.

Baker & Taylor
A sailor recounts the terrible fate that befell his ship when he shot down an albatross.

Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1970
[Place of publication not identified] : Paw Prints, 2011
ISBN: 9781451700732
Branch Call Number: 821 COLER
Characteristics: 73 pages
Additional Contributors: Dore, Gustave


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You'll find this easy to read, skillfully written, and most entertaining. You won't be able to put this down!

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Veepea Nov 10, 2014

A great poem and wonderful illustrations that really complement it and bring it to life. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams uses this play and Coleridge as plot points, that's what interested me in Coleridge in the first place.


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