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William Wordsworth The Pedlar, Tintern Abbey, the Two-Part Prelude

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ISBN-10: 0521319374

ISBN-13: 9780521319379

Edition: 1985

Authors: William Wordsworth, Jonathan Wordsworth

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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…    
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/31/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 84
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

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, before returning to England a penniless radical. Wordsworth later received honorary degrees from the University of Durham and Oxford University. He is best known for his work "The Prelude", which was published after his death. For five years, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy lived very frugally in rural England, where they met Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Lyrical…    

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