Christabel

Christabel Christabel is a long narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in two parts The story of Christabel concerns a central female character of the same name and her encounter with a stranger called Geral

  • Title: Christabel
  • Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 260
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  • Christabel is a long narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in two parts.The story of Christabel concerns a central female character of the same name and her encounter with a stranger called Geraldine, who claims to have been abducted from her home by a band of rough men Christabel pities her and takes her home with her supernatural signs seem to indicate that not alChristabel is a long narrative poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in two parts.The story of Christabel concerns a central female character of the same name and her encounter with a stranger called Geraldine, who claims to have been abducted from her home by a band of rough men Christabel pities her and takes her home with her supernatural signs seem to indicate that not all is well.

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    1. I think this is so good. I love the evil vs good/ sexuality vs purity themes. It is really a great work. It is such a pity that it isn't finished. I really want to know how Samuel Taylor Coleridge would have ended it.

    2. Donde Christabel encuentra en el bosque después de medianoche a una extraña mujer, y no encuentra nada mejor que invitarla a su lecho.And Christabel awoke and spiedThe same who lay down by her side—O rather say, the same whom sheRaised up beneath the old oak tree!Nay, fairer yet! and yet more fair!For she belike hath drunken deepOf all the blessedness of sleep! Con conatos de vampirismo lésbico o meramente de un espiritu maléfico y donde se entrecruzan elementos de cuento de hada y cuento [...]

    3. when i read this, at first in 2014, it was like being stunned by the sheer awesomeness of coleridge's poems and the darkness inside the poem's narrative. fuck! i can still remember what kind of an evil book it was! goodness!

    4. Enjoyable poem about possible otherwordly terrors. I would have rated it higher except that it was never finished, and that just makes me a sadpanda because it was just getting really interesting.

    5. This lovely hardback edition from Woodstock Books is a photographic reprint of the original 1816 publication of "Christabel," "Kubla Khan" and "The Pains of Sleep" in one volume. Three of Coleridge's finest poems, they lack only "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by constitute virtually all of the Coleridge one really needs.

    6. First part is great. Second part not so good. The first part was spooky and kinda sexy. Kinda lost interest in the second part - wish it had been completed!

    7. I loved it. I'm only sad that Coleridge never finished the poem. It was a bit difficult for me to read because I'm not a native english speaker and there's a lot of old english words that I had to look for the meaning.

    8. What was I even anticipating when I’ve decided to read a fragmented poem? What has happened to the hapless Christabel and her bewitched father? “Jesu, Maria, shield her well!”

    9. yes, I am adding a singular poem to my read shelf. I am that desperate re: my reading goal for this year. but I do always want to remember this poem exists and that I've read it, because it's incredibly interesting. I can't reasonably rate it due to it being unfinished, and like basically everyone else I wish it was finished. Particularly because I would have liked to see if Coleridge was planning to make a pretty standard-issue statement about the evil deviant lesbian or if he was going to take [...]

    10. it's a pity that it didn't make it in the lyrical ballad. It would have been a rather grand incentive for Coleridge to finish something for once. Love the themes in the poem; homosexuality and vampires (tbh this should be the epigraph for every book dealing with those two themes)

    11. Throughout my long reading history , I have never quite read anything which was unfinished Losing my virginity , on that front was an eerily mesmerising and of course , tantalizing experience What do I read now to find closure ??

    12. me at first: this looks p tame for a gothic poem but ok coolme now: wait what just happened did– ??? was she– ??? oh my god.

    13. I really liked it this one BUT MAYBE IT COULD HAVE BEEN FINISHED @ COLERIDGE. I totally understand the purpose of the fragment with Romantic writers, but I like endings more. So.

    14. Too bad Coleridge never finished writing "Christabel", although, the unfinished version does leave it very open for interpretation.

    15. I read this because I got offered a book (Christabel by Suzanne Sullivan) that's based on this poem. I liked it very much so I can't wait to see how the book is going to turn out!

    16. I read this for my A2 English Lit class and it was better than I thought it would be. Now to analysie it to the end of time.

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