Sound recording — 1 sound disc (42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
The rime of the ancient mariner
2. This lime-tree bower my prison
3. Frost at midnight
4. Kubla Khan.
This best-known narrative poem in the English language explores one of the favorite themes of Coleridge's earlier discursive poems, and it manages to achieve the tone of a genuine folk-ballad. The ancient mariner chooses one of three young men bound for a wedding feast and tells him of the penance he was forced to undergo for slaughtering an albatross.