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Lyrical Ballads

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ISBN-10: 1405840609

ISBN-13: 9781405840606

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Michael Mason, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Daniel Karlin

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Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a unique work of literature. first published in 1798, it marked a radical change in the direction of English Literature. Lyrical Ballads represented a movement away from the overwrought, highly formal and learned verse of the 18th century and in so doing ushered in a new, more democratic poetic era. Written in the language of the common man and addressing the concerns of the common man, Lyrical Ballads was the first - and remains the most - truly revolutionary collection of poetry, paving the way for the great Romantic poets - keats, Byron, Shelley et al. - and proving that, while there was no actual revolution…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
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…    

Michael Mason is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment at theLondon School of Economics and Political Science.

New: Introduction
General introduction: Lyrical Ballads 1798 to 1805
The Wordsworth-Coleridge collaboration
Lyrical Ballads generically considered
An infinite complexity of pain and pleasure
Authors accompanying statements: Coleridge's lines on 'The Nightingale'
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Argument to "The Ancient Mariner" (1798)
Coleridge's letter on "love"
Wordsworth's note to "The Thorn"
Wordsworth's note to "The Ancient Mariner"; argument to "The Ancient Mariner" (1800)
Wordsworth to Charles James Fox
Coleridge to William Wilberforce
Coleridge to Sir James Bland Burges
From Wordsworth's letter to Thomas Poole
Wordsworth to John Wilson
Arrangements and classifications
Authors' later comment
Sources
The Ancient Mariner The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman
Goody Blake and Harry Gill
The Mad Mother
Ruth 11.49.60 1978 text of The Ancient Mariner
NEW: Textual History of Lyrical Ballads
NEW: Bibilography