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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Two Literary Masterpieces by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' and 'Kubla Khan' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge are brought to readers here as part of the New Classics Series by Camerado Media. This edition is narrated by award winning producer-narrator, Jason Rosette, with audio soundscape by Gone Marshall for an enhanced listening experience. - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: A timeless supernatural tale of the sea, this is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and was written between 1797–98 and published in 1798. It is often considered a signal shift to modern poetry and the...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    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...read more

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    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...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    The poetic output of Samuel Taylor Coleridge was modest and fragmentary, but included some of the greatest poems of the Romantic period. Read by Sir Ralph Richardson, this collection contains five of Coleridge’s finest works, ranging in style from the haunting narrative of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ to the dark and mysterious ‘Kubla Khan’ and the quietly reflective ‘Frost At...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He also shared volumes and collaborated with Charles Lamb, Robert Southey, and Charles Lloyd. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on William Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. Coleridge coined many familiar words and phrases, including 'suspension of disbelief'. He had a major influence...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge stands tall among the pantheon of legendary English poets. Born in 1772 was a founder of the Romantic Movement and a member of the Lake Poets. Among the poems we bring you no this audiobooks are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel, Kubla Khan as well as Frost At midnight and other of his...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    A selection of poems from Wordsworth and Coleridge's 1798 collaboration, which marked the beginning of the English Romantic poetry movement. In Episode One, we hear Coleridge's 'Lewti' and Wordsworth's 'The Thorn', while in Episode Two the verses showcased are Coleridge's 'The Nightingale' and Wordsworth's 'Lucy' poems. In the final episode, we hear Wordsworth's 'Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey' and Coleridge's pseudo-medieval ballad, 'Love'. The readers are Julius D'Silva, Mark Meadows and Peter Gruffyd. Adapted and produced by Emma...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Something Childish, but very Natural by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 7, 2011. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. (summary from...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in collaboration with his friend William Wordsworth, revolutionized English poetry; in 1798 they produced their Lyrical Ballads, poems of imagination and reflection using 'the language of men'. They pointed the way forward for a generation of Romantic poets. Coleridge's addiction to opium affected his poetic output, and yet the handful of poems he did produce were innovative. These ranged from the quietly conversational to the wildly imagined, and include two of the greatest in English literature: Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient...read more

  • Edith Nesbit

    Febuary - the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, brings not only the shortest month but for lovers everywhere, Valentine's day. On this and other themes our poets including Hopkins, Nesbit, Teasdale, Coleridge and Dickinson have much to say. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; February - An Introduction; Lines On Observing a Blossom On The First of February 1796 By Samuel Taylor Coleridge; On The Death Of Ms Burnite who Died February 2nd 1878 By David John Scott; February 3rd 1830 By Henry Alford; February Morning By Robert Laurence Binyon; Afternoon In February By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Verses Written In February 1824 By Joanna...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    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...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    LibriVox volunteers bring you nine different recordings of Work without Hope, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in honor of Labor Day. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of September 3rd,...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 different recordings of Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    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...read more

  • John Keats

    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...read more

  • John Keats

    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;...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    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...read more

  • D.H. Lawrence

    01. F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 02. O.Henry - The Gift of the Magi 03. Mark Twain - On The Decay of the Art of Lying 04. Sun Tzu - The Art of War 05. E.A. Poe - The Raven 06. Kahlil Gibran - The Madman 07. W.W. Jacobs - The Monkey's Paw 08. Anonymous - Aladdin 09. The Founding Fathers - The Declaration of Independence 10. Plato - The Apology of Socrates 11. Lord Alfred Tennyson - Charge of the Light Brigade 12. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land 13. William Dean Howells - Wild Flowers of the Asphalt 14. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - The Communist Manifesto 15. E.A. Poe - The Pit and the Pendulum 16. F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate 17. Leo...read more

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Richard Burton and Ralph Richardson join together in this unqiue musical production of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The superb delivery of both these actors is augmented by an original soundtrack composed by David...read more