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Selected Poems
     

Selected Poems

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by William Wordsworth, Damian Walford (Editor)
 

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One of the most enduringly popular of Romantic poets, William Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and belief in the importance of feeling. This volume brings together a rich selection from the most creative period of Wordsworth's life - from 'Tintern Abbey', an ode on the restorative powers of nature written during his

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One of the most enduringly popular of Romantic poets, William Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and belief in the importance of feeling. This volume brings together a rich selection from the most creative period of Wordsworth's life - from 'Tintern Abbey', an ode on the restorative powers of nature written during his intense friendship with Coleridge, to excerpts from his epic autobiographical poem, The Prelude. Also included are much loved short works such as 'I wandered lonely as a Cloud', 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge' and the poignant 'Lucy Gray'. These poems demonstrate Wordsworth's astonishing range, power and inventiveness, and the sustained and captivating vision that informed his work.

In his introduction, Wordsworth's biographer Stephen Gill examines the personal and political events that shaped his poetic career, and traces the major themes running through his work. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, explanatory notes and an index of titles and first lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460873185
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.77(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a major English Romantic poet known for his lyric verse. He was made poet laureate of England in 1843.
Stephen Gill is professor of English literature at Oxford University, a fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and a member of the Wordsworth Trust. He is the author of William Wordsworth: A Life and Wordsworth and the Victorians.
Christopher Ricks is professor of humanities at Boston University and most recently author of Dylan's Visions of Sin.

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