William Wordsworth's The Prelude: A Casebook

September 7, 2006|
William Wordsworth's The Prelude: A Casebook by Stephen Gill
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William Wordsworth''s long poem The Prelude is a fascinating work-as autobiography, the fruit of many attempts at understanding the formative period of Wordsworth''s life; as a fragment of historical evidence from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; as an unstable literary text, which mutated through at least five discernable versions from 1799-1839; and as a poem offering the pleasures of blank verse in a variety and to an intensity unmatched in English non-dramatic poetry. In this collection, leading Wordsworth scholar Stephen Gill, gathers together thirteen influential essays on The Prelude. The volume as a whole is a useful and inspiring companion for students and general readers of Wordsworth''s greatest, but most demanding poem.
Stephen Gill is a University Professor of English Literature at Oxford University.
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Title:William Wordsworth's The Prelude: A Casebook
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:416 pages, 5.71 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 5.71 X 8.31 X 0.98 in
Published:September 7, 2006
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780195180916

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