William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth ISBN:9780571328789

William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth

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In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to the most important poets in our literature.

Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty . . .– Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

This new selection of William Wordsworth's poetry is part of a series of collections from six great nature poets.

About the Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland. In 1798 he published the Lyrical Ballads with Coleridge, settling shortly after in Dove Cottage, Grasmere with his sister, Dorothy. He died at Rydal Mount in 1850, shortly before the posthumous publication of that landmark of English Romanticism, The Prelude.


Additional information


Literary studies: poetry & poets

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)




Seamus Heaney

Date of Publication

19 May 2016

William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth ISBN 9780571328789

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