In Xanadu … A Companion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan
This Friends of Coleridge booklet has been produced to celebrate the bicentenary of the first publication of Kubla Khan in 1816. It covers the genesis of Kubla Khan, along with a commentary, critical conjectures, and later responses to Coleridge’s magical poem. It also contains the 1816 text and a facsimile of the Crewe Manuscript with transcript.
The booklet will make a fine present for yourself, a worthwhile addition to a university English faculty, college or school library, and a gift for interested friends, colleagues and family members. In buying copies you will also be supporting the Friends of Coleridge and the Society’s mission to foster a broader interest in Coleridge’s life and works.
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- Kubla Khan: the 1816 text
- Kubla Khan in its times
- The composition of the poem
- Opium and Kubla Khan
- The publication
- Some literary sources
- Kubla Khan: a reader’s guide
- The Crewe Manuscript, facsimile and transcript
- The 1816 text, with notes
- Critical responses and afterlives
- Guide to further reading
ISBN 987-0-99567009 : 56 pages : illustrated in colour throughout : paperback
Booklet price £5. All prices below include postage and packing.
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