Coleridge is the most complex and brilliant, yet the most elusive and intense of the great Romantic writers. This selection of verse and prose displays the extraordinary scope of his mind, the power of his imagination and the virtuosity of his literary gifts. It also reveals that behind the glittering surface of familiar masterpieces - The Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Christabel, the Biographia - there is a great but unknown poet still waiting to be discovered.