William Wordsworth's The Prelude
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William Wordsworth's The Prelude : A Casebook

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William Wordsworth's long poem The Prelude is a fascinating work-as autobiography, the fruit of many attempts at understanding the formative period of Wordsworth's life; as a fragment of historical evidence from the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; as an unstable literary text, which mutated through at least five discernable versions from 1799-1839; and as a poem offering the pleasures of blank verse in a variety and to an intensity unmatched in English non-dramatic poetry. In this collection, leading Wordsworth scholar Stephen Gill, gathers together thirteen influential essays on The Prelude. The volume as a whole is a useful and inspiring companion for students and general readers of Wordsworth's greatest, but most demanding poem.show more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 144.8 x 208.3 x 27.9mm | 567g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195180917
  • 9780195180916

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[a] finely judged anthology... * Seamus Perry, London Review of Books *show more

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