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January 28, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Coleridge Cottage

TColeridge Cottage This 17th-century cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset was home to Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his most frutiful three years from 1797. It was during this time he wrote his finest works, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, Cristabel and This Lime Tree Bower my Prison. Here also is where he collaborated with William Wordsworth to produce Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems a collection of poems published in 1798 & considered the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature

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  • Jane Austen's, Pride and Prejudice, is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom, 1813
  • George Woodcock, Canadian writer of political biography and history, essayist and literary critic (Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements), dies at age 82, 1995
  • Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (Pippi Longstocking / Pippi Lĺngstrump series) and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing 1958, dies at age 94, 2002
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