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Published: 07 April 2020

688 Pages | 8 colour plates, 9 b/w illus.


ISBN: 9780198817116

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William Wordsworth

A Life

Second Edition

Stephen Gill

  • The first biography to treat the whole of Wordsworth's life with equal seriousness and attention
  • Explores Wordsworth's career, his personal relationships, and the historical circumstances that affected his poetry
  • Written by a leading expert, the author has a deep knowledge of the Wordsworth archive and has taught Wordsworth's poetry and prose for four decades
  • A scholarly volume that is accessible and free of academic jargon

New to this Edition:

  • Draws on recent scholarship
  • Devotes more space to Wordsworth's experiences in the second half of his life and to the poems that in some way chronicled them
  • Pays more attention to Wordsworth's relationship with his sister, Dorothy, and also emphasizes more strongly the importance to him of his wife's love and support
  • Includes new illustrations