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William Wordsworth

21st-Century Oxford Authors

Edited by Stephen Gill

February 2012

ISBN: 9780199699599

842 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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21st-Century Oxford Authors

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The most comprehensive selection currently available of the poetry and prose of the great Romantic poet. Introduced by a noted Wordsworth scholar, this edition includes poems from Wordsworth's 'Great Decade', a generous selection from his later poems, extracts from Guide to the Lakes, and the political prose of the Convention of Cintra.

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The most comprehensive selection currently available of the poetry and prose of the great Romantic poet. Introduced by a noted Wordsworth scholar, this edition includes poems from Wordsworth's 'Great Decade', a generous selection from his later poems, extracts from Guide to the Lakes, and the political prose of the Convention of Cintra.

  • Part of the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series
  • A larger selection of Wordsworth's poetry and prose than in any comparable edition
  • All of the material is presented in chronological order of publication
  • Division between published and unpublished work enables the reader to trace the trajectories of Wordsworth's two bodies of work
  • Includes an introduction addressed to the general reader and economical but well-informed notes

About the Author(s)

Edited by Stephen Gill, Lincoln College, Oxford

Stephen Gill is retired Professor of English, University of Oxford and a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Introduction
    Chronology
    A Note on the Selection and Its Ordering
    FROM LYRICAL BALLADS (1798)
    FROM LYRICAL BALLADS (1800)
    OTHER POEMS 1798-1800
    FROM POEMS, IN TWO VOLUMES (1807)
    OTHER POEMS 1800-1808
    THE PRELUDE (1805)
    FROM THE CONVENTIONS OF CINTRA (1809)
    FROM ESSAYS UPON EPITAPHS (1810)
    FROM THE EXCURSION (1814)
    FROM POEMS (1815)
    FROM A LETTER TO A FRIEND OF ROBERT BURNS (1816)
    FROM THE RIVER DUDDON (1820)
    FROM TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY OF THE LAKES (1820)
    OTHER POEMS 1815-1846
    Appendix: Wordsworth before Lyrical Ballads
    Notes
    Further Reading
    Index of Titles and First Lines

Reviews

"In all ways, the edition is a credit both to Oxford University Press and to this fine scholar to whom Wordsworthians owe much." - Paul F. Betz, Notes and Queries

"Rereading Wordsworth is particularly rewarding and fitting since he is himself the great revisitor and rewriter. This generous selection of his work offers the perfect occasion to do so." - Paul Batchelor, The Guardian