Penguin/Longman Combination Value Packs Each pack contains a Penguin edition and a Longman criticism. Selected Poems William Wordsworth Edited by John O. Hayden This collection concentrates on Wordsworth's very greatest poetry. It contains a generous selection of the shorter poems, including all of Wordsworth's contribution to the Lyrical Ballads (1798), several tales from The Excursion and over half of The Prelude. and A Preface to Wordsworth Edited by John Purkis Formerly Staff Tutor in Literature at the Open University "...(a) well signposted, challengingly close analysis." NATE News A succinct and readable introduction to the life and works of Wordsworth.
- Mixed media product | 216 pages
- 145 x 225 x 60mm | 2,000g
- 05 Oct 1999
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Preface Book Part One: Historical Background 1. Biographical summaries Chronological table The Prelude as autobiography Education Political experience and change of attitude Dorothy Wordworth and her Journals Collaboration with Coleridge Appearance and character 2. Economic history The Industrial Revolution Agrarian distress The Lake District Wordsworth's concern for the poor, the displaced and the beggers The Older Wordsworth 3. Philosophy and religion Locke and the sense of sight Rousseau and the education of the sensibility Godwin, the philosophical anarchist Hartley and the association of ideas Wordsworth's 'Creed' 1798-1805 Return to the Anglican Church Part Two: Critical Survey Early Poems An Evening Walk Revolutionary Wordsworth Lyrical Ballads The Last of the Flock Germany The Two April Mornings The Decision to go home Hart-Leap Well A poet in retirement Alice Fell On tour Stepping Westward To read The Prelude From The Prelude 'The set is now broken' Elegiac Stanzas The Excursion Surprised by Joy Victorian precursor The Primrose of the Rock Is the later poetry so bad? Part Three: Reference Section Wordsworth and his circle A Wordsworth Gazetteer Further Reading Index