The Five-Book Prelude: With an Introduction by Jonathan Wordsworth / Edition 1

The Five-Book Prelude: With an Introduction by Jonathan Wordsworth / Edition 1

by William Wordsworth
     
 

The Five-Book Prelude of March 1804 is the great work of Wordsworth's poetic maturity. Edited now for the first time by Duncan Wu from the original manuscripts at Dove Cottage, it contains some of the finest passages of poetry later to appear in the thirteen-book poem of 1804-5 - the spots of time, the Winander boy, the discharged soldier, recollections of

See more details below

Overview

The Five-Book Prelude of March 1804 is the great work of Wordsworth's poetic maturity. Edited now for the first time by Duncan Wu from the original manuscripts at Dove Cottage, it contains some of the finest passages of poetry later to appear in the thirteen-book poem of 1804-5 - the spots of time, the Winander boy, the discharged soldier, recollections of Cambridge, the infant prodigy, and the climbing of Snowdon. At once less discursive than the thirteen- and fourteen-book versions, but with more of the great poetry than the 1799 two-part poem, the Five-Book Prelude provides students and general readers alike with an approachable introduction to Wordsworth's greatest work. For many it is likely to become the "Prelude" of choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631205494
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/14/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.72(d)

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

Introduction.

Further Reading.

Chronology.

Five-Book Prelude Annotated Text.

Recent Critical Commentary.

Appendix I: The Analogy Passage.

Appendix II: The Schedule of Manuscripts.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >