William Wordsworth a Poetic Life

Author: John L. Mahoney
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823217168
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wordsworth: A Poetic Life is a new biography of the great father of British Romanticism. It is new in several ways, most notably in the way it approaches the life of the poet. Paying its proper respect to the classic lives of Wordsworth by Mary Moorman and Stephen Gill, it attempts to tell the story of the life through a more rigorous reading of key and representative works of the poet, through careful blending of life and poetry. Wordsworth offers the story of the literariness of the poet's life - childhood and adolescence in the Lake District, education at Cambridge, love and political radicalism in France, the long period of residence in Grasmere and Rydal, celebrity, and national and international recognition. Its reading of the poems, in tune with current theoretical practice, offers a sense of the continuities in Wordsworth's career as it moves away from familiar theories of a Golden Decade of creativity and a period of long decline. The book also works closely and rigorously with Wordsworth's poetry as a method of dramatizing the essentially poetic character of the poet's life.

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

Author: Richard Gravil
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199662126
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

William Wordsworth Updated Edition

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113609
Format: PDF, ePub
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Poet Laureate of England from 1843 until his death in 1850, William Wordsworth is often credited as being one of the founders of English Romanticism. Indeed, the 1798 joint publication of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads marked a turnin

Selected Poems

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902825
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and the spontanous expression of feeling. This volume contains a rich selection from the most creative phase of his life, including extracts from his masterpiece, The Prelude, and the best-loved of his shorter poems such as 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge', 'Tintern Abbey', 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud', 'Lucy Gray', and 'Michael'. Together these poems demonstrate not only Wordsworth's astonishing range and power, but the sustained and coherent vision that informed his work.

The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264016
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Poems written in youth - Poems referring to the period of childhood - Poems of the imagination - Sonnets - Memorials of tours - Ecclesiastical sonnets - Epitaphs - Inscriptions.

Selected Poems of William Wordsworth

Author: Roger Sharrock
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435150150
Format: PDF
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In a full critical and biographical introduction, Roger Sharrock puts Wordsworth's literary reputation into true perspective and dispels much humbug about his life, while the notes provide detailed comment on the poems. This edition at last provides a Wo

The Major Works

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192840448
Format: PDF, ePub
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wordsworth's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, prefaces, and essays - to give the essence of his work and thinking. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) has long been one of the best-known and best-loved English poets. The Lyrical Ballads, written with Coleridge, is a landmark in the history of English romantic poetry. His celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace embody a unified and coherent vision that was profoundly innovative. This volume presents the poems in their order of composition and in their earliest completed state, enabling the reader to trace Wordsworth's poetic development and to share the experience of his contemporaries. It includes a large sample of the finest lyrics, and also longer narratives such as The Ruined Cottage, Home at Grasmere, Peter Bell, and the autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude (1805). All the major examples of Wordsworth's prose on the subject of poetry are also included.

A Companion to William Wordsworth

Author: Sunil Kumar Sarker
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126902521
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Is Perhaps The Most Comprehensive Book On Wordsworth, Having Discussions On Most Of The Different Dimensions Of The Poet As A Critic, A Poetic Theorist, A Great Lover Of Nature, A Humanist, And As A Philosopher. In This Book, Twelve Most Important Poems Of The Poet, His Five Lucy Poems And Also His Six Sonnets Have Been Thoroughly Discussed, And The Texts Of All The 23 Poems Have Been Given. In The Three Appendices, The Texts Of Wordsworth S Three Most Important Literary Essays Preface To Lyrical Ballads (1802), Appendix On Poetic Diction, And Essay Supplementary To The Preface Have Been Given For The Reader S Ready References. The Author Has Shunned All Pedantry Anywhere In The Book, His Primary Objective Being Introduction Of Wordsworth To The Generality Of Readers. References Have Always Been Cited Whenever Quotations From Critics Books Have Been Appropriated.Contents Vol. 1: Preface; Life And Works; Twelve Select Poems Of Wordsworth; The Five Lucy Poems Of Wordsworth; Six Select Sonnets Of Wordsworth; Wordsworth As A Romantic Poet; Wordsworth S Theory Of Poetry; Wordsworth As A Poet Of Nature.Contents Vol. 2: Wordsworth As A Poet Of Humanity; Wordsworth As A Philosophical Poet; Wordsworth S Style; Wordsworth As A Critic; Appreciation And Criticism Of Wordsworth; Residuary Discussions On Wordsworth; Wordsworth And Coleridge; The Prelude; The Excursion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

Author: William Wordsworth
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605202819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in London in 1888, this is the complete works of one of the great poets of English Romanticism in ten charming, compact volumes. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850), Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death, limned some of the finest verse in the English language, tender poetry on human love and the natural world-some of his most memorable lines describe England's beautiful Lake District, where he spent much of his life, as filtered through his sensitive and serious heart. Beloved of readers for centuries, Wordsworth's timeless verse is a treasure to enjoy for the nourishment of one's own soul, and to share with other lovers of language.