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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison Resources

Websites

Victorian Web

This scholarly website provides tons information on Coleridge, including a biography, social and political context, information on Coleridge's views on religion, science, and much more.

The Poetry Foundation

This site includes links to many of Coleridge's best-known poems, including "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison."

Romantic Audience Project

From Bowdoin College in Maine, a hypertext version of the poem and links to information about Coleridge and his Romantic pals.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Archive

This site, created by the University of Virginia Library, has tons of information on Coleridge.

Movies and TV Productions

Pandaemonium, 2002
A movie based on the life of Coleridge.

Audio

Soundings: "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison"
Three contemporary American poets read the poem aloud.

Images

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Coleridge. Frilly bow. Shaggy hair. Need we say more?

GIANT Lime Tree

The lime trees in Coleridge's garden probably weren't quite so big as this one.

Historical Documents

Letter to Southey

An excerpt from Coleridge's letter to Robert Southey containing the poem, about which the poet basically says, "It ain't no thing."

Lyrical Ballads

An etext version of the Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798 by Wordsworth and Coleridge, the amazing Romantic duo.

Books

Coleridge: Early Visions

The first volume of Richard Holmes's prize-winning biography of Coleridge traces his life up through 1804, including the period in which "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" was written.

Essays of Elia, by Charles Lamb

Now that you know all about Lamb's "gentle heart," get acquainted with his "witty pen" in this collection of essays. His essay "Old China" is a favorite.

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