Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 May 2018

256 Pages | 4 Illustrations, 1 Map


ISBN: 9780198816201

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Wordsworth's Monastic Inheritance

Poetry, Place, and the Sense of Community

Jessica Fay

Oxford English Monographs

  • The first extended examination of the influence of monasticism on Wordsworth's writing
  • Includes details of the source material that Wordsworth consulted and opens up new contexts for the interpretation of Wordsworth's poetry and prose
  • A re-assessment of an often-neglected period of Wordsworth's career that examines the poet's development between 1806 and 1822
  • Features a list and map of the monastic sites visited by Wordsworth

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