Many editions of Wordsworth's mature work are available but general readers have never before had access to the poetry he wrote during his school and university years. Duncan Wu's introdcution and his comprehensive notes gudie the reader through versions of Wordsworth's work to show how he graduated from the early experimentation of piece such as 'Beauty and Moonlight' to An Evening Walk, an impressive poem of over 600 lines which was published in 1793. This book spans the first five years of Wordsworth's career, revealing how the traumas of his early life forged his vision and produced the sensibility that would make him a most gifted celebrant of the human spirit. In effect, they also chronicle the evolution of British Romanticism out of the aesthetic morass of the late eighteenth century.
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Number of pages: 164
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 219 x 139 mm
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