Study of Coleridge’s Three Great Poems - Christabel, Kubla Khan and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Author: Stevenson, Warren
This thoroughly revised and augmented edition of Stevenson’s Nimbus of Glory, originally published in softcover in 1983. This edition updates this scholarly and critical work, making it accessible to a new generation of scholars. It includes a new chapter entitled “The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. “ the study as a whole argues that the impact of the personality of William Wordsworth is much more profound than has previously been realized, and that Coleridge’s originality as an artist is able to withstand the assaults of time and critics.

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Introduction
1. “Christabel”: A Reinterpretation
2. The Symbolic Unity of “Kubla Khan”
3. “The Ancient Mariner”: Wordsworth and the Wandering Jew
4. The Crime Against the Great Mother
5. “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” as Epic Symbol
6. The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’
7. Coleridge’s Divine Duplicity: Being a concatenation of his Surrogates, Succedaneums, and Doppelgangers
8. Conclusion
Notes; works cited; index