William Wordsworth's The Prelude

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.
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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 449.06g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195180925
  • 9780195180923

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[a] finely judged anthology... * Seamus Perry, London Review of Books *
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About Stephen Gill

Stephan Gill is University Professor of English at Oxford University and the author of William Wordsworth: A Life and Wordsworth and the Victorians (both OUP).
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