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It is an ancient Mariner . . . exhibit

This month’s Special Collections lobby exhibit, “The Willing Suspension of Disbelief,” is devoted to Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” from its first appearance in the 1798 Lyrical Ballads (shown here) to modern illustrated editions. And, since it’s National Poetry Month, you’re invited to a dramatic reading of the poem by the …

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Romantic Poetry in Special Collections

L. Tom Perry Special Collections has acquired extensive collections of Romantic-era authors Robert Burns and William Wordsworth, but there are many other examples of Romantic literature to be found in our vaults. Special Collections Fall 2016 intern Rachel Rackham has put together a guide listing our earliest editions of major Romantic poets like Byron, Coleridge, …

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Lord Byron’s Justin Bieber moment

Two hundred years ago, on Feb. 1, 1814, Lord Byron’s The Corsair was published. Byron was already a famous poet, and The Corsair built on the success of previously-published work like The Bride of Abydos and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. But one of the biggest selling points for The Corsair was Byron’s declaration in the preface …

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Robert Southey, Poet Laureate

Queen Victoria appointed three poets laureate during her reign: William Wordsworth in 1843, Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1850, and Alfred Austin in 1896. But the first poet laureate of Victoria’s reign, Robert Southey, was appointed by her grandfather, George III. Southey received the laureateship 200 years ago this month, in September of 1813. He held …

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English Romantic literature in L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Although the collection of Victorian and Edwardian literature is the premier literary collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, we also have a significant number of first editions by Romantic authors in our holdings. This is in part because of the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, but other Romantic poets like Samuel Taylor …

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