Wordsworth: Lakeland Poetry (Verse to Inspire) (Hardcover)

Wordsworth: Lakeland Poetry (Verse to Inspire) By William Wordsworth, Sally Bushell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By William Wordsworth, Sally Bushell (Introduction by)
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Vivid and personal, William Wordsworth’s lyrical works deal with such topics as morality, spirituality, grief, and appreciation of nature. Wordsworth was a central figure of English Romanticism and much of his poetry was inspired by the beautiful setting of the Lake District, where he lived most of his life. This collection gathers around fifty of his best-loved odes, ballads and sonnets, including ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, ‘Ode: Intimations on Immortality’, ‘The World Is Too Much with Us’ and ‘My Heart Leaps up When I Behold’.

About the Author

Author of the semi-autographical work The Prelude, the English poet William Wordsworth was born in the Lake District in 1770. His first collections of poems, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches, were published in 1793, and he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge two years later. Their joint publication of Lyrical Ballads in 1798 effectively set the British Romantic Movement into motion, and together with Robert Southey they formed part of the group of ‘Lake Poets’.

Sally Bushell is Professor of Romantic and Victorian Literature and co-director of The Wordsworth Centre at Lancaster University (on the edge of the Lake District). She has a long-standing research interest in Wordsworth’s poetry and his representation of the layered meanings of place, space and region. She is also editor of the Cambridge Companion to Lyrical Ballads (2019).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839641626
ISBN-10: 1839641622
Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Verse to Inspire