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William Wordsworth (Oxford Authors) (original 1984; edition 1984)

by William Wordsworth, Stephen Gill (Editor)

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Title:William Wordsworth (Oxford Authors)
Authors:William Wordsworth
Other authors:Stephen Gill (Editor)
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (1984), Edition: Rep, Paperback, 784 pages
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The Major Works: Including The Prelude (Oxford World's Classics) by William Wordsworth (1984)



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The poetry of William Wordsworth provides a glimpse into the maturing mind of a poet who moves from embracing nature, in all its corporeal forms, to an acceptance of the limitations of knowledge which has, as compensation, a greater sense of self. ( )
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This collection, edited by Stephen Gill, was first published in the Oxford Authors series as William Wordsworth (1984). It was revised and reprinted in the Oxford World's Classics series as The major works (2000).
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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.

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This adept poetic reading brings to life some of the best poems from acclaimed twentieth-century poet W.B. Yeats. Included are The Lake Isle of Inisfree; Down by the Salley Gardens; He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven; and The Secret Rose.

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