Wordsworth & Coleridge: Lyrical Ballads - an audio guide

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Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads is considered one of the most important collections of poetry ever published in English.

Initially printed in an anonymous volume, the poems have come to define their time. Including celebrated poems such as ‘The Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey’, the poems continue to delight readers today.

This edition is the only volume to combine both the original text of 1798 with the enlarged edition of 1802. This edition also contains Wordsworth’s Preface in its fullest form, along with a wide-ranging introduction, several appendices, and full explanatory notes detailing revisions and contextual information.

To listen to Fiona Stafford, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition, introduce Lyrical Ballads, click on the links below.

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Lyrical Ballads

Wordsworth and Coleridge

The poems and their reception

The complete audio guide can be downloaded here. [21:56]