ABOUT THE WEBSITE
There are six main sections to this website:
(1) Background to the poem; these may be read before or after the poem itself, but assume a knowledge of the poem
(i) Genesis of the poem
(ii) Sources of the story
(iii) The route of the voyage
(iv) The date of the voyage
(v) The Albatross
(including information about saving the albatross from extinction)
(vi) The Ancient Mariner and Lyrical Ballads
(vii ) The various versions of the text
(2) Reading Texts of the poem
(3) Changes in the text of the poem (pdf files for download)
Note: throughout these webpages, the sign means “next in the current series of pages”, the sign means “previous in the current series of pages”, the sign means “back to this index page”.
This website was developed by John Dobson.
site last updated 14 March 2019