Letters of William Wordsworth: A New Selection

Letters of William Wordsworth: A New Selection

by William Wordsworth, Hill, Julia Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198185294

ISBN-13: 9780198185291

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The letters of William Wordsworth provide a unique and vivid portrait of the personality and concerns of the poet, one which belies his reputation as a romantic dreamer obsessed with his own genius. This new selection presents 162 complete letters—eight of which have never before been published—drawn from the new and enlarged edition of The letters of

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The letters of William Wordsworth provide a unique and vivid portrait of the personality and concerns of the poet, one which belies his reputation as a romantic dreamer obsessed with his own genius. This new selection presents 162 complete letters—eight of which have never before been published—drawn from the new and enlarged edition of The letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The subject matter of the letters, and the correspondents themselves, are as varied as the poet's own interests and preoccupations: topics range from literature, art, religion, and politics, to the changing landscape of the Lakes, walks in the countryside, family affairs, and the troubles and triumphs of friends and neighbors—literary figures such as Coleridge and De Quincy as well as people from many different walks of life whose names would otherwise be unknown to us but whom the poet favored with an equally deep and loyal friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198185291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Letters and Memoirs Ser.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.04(d)

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