William Wordsworth: The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, The Two-part Prelude by William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth: The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, The Two-part Prelude by William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth: The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, The Two-part Prelude

byWilliam WordsworthEditorJonathan WordsworthPhotographed byJonathan Wordsworth

Paperback | January 31, 1985

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This volume is an excellent introduction to Wordsworth's poetry. His great autobiographical poem The Prelude runs to thirteen books in the text of 1805. But by 1799 the poet had already written a version covering his childhood and adolescence in under a thousand lines. This complete, self-contained work includes most of the beautiful poetry that has made the longer Prelude famous. The text of this two-part Prelude has been in print since 1973 but has not until now been readily available. It is prefaced by two poems that form a natural introduction: The Pedlar, the poet's first autobiographical work, and Tintern Abbey, Wordsworth's much more widely known meditation upon the continuing influence of nature in his life. This volume constitutes the first unified approach, at student level, to Wordsworth's mystic response to nature and the processes of growing up. Jonathan Wordsworth, the poet's great-great-great nephew, has written a full critical introduction to the selection. Notes at the foot of each page include glosses of difficult words, background material and useful comparisons with Wordsworth's own poetry, and that of S. T. Coleridge.
William Wordsworth, 1770 - 1850 Born April 7, 1770 in the "Lake Country" of northern England, the great English poet William Wordsworth, son of a prominent aristocrat, was orphaned at an early age. He attended boarding school in Hawkesmead and, after an undistinguished career at Cambridge, he spent a year in revolutionary France, befor...
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Title:William Wordsworth: The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, The Two-part PreludeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.2 inPublished:January 31, 1985Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521319374

ISBN - 13:9780521319379

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Introduction; Texts.