Chronology of Wordsworth's Life and Works; Sources and short forms of citation; Wordsowrth on Poetry and Imagination; Introduction Stephen Gill; 1. Wordsworth: the shape of the poetic career Nicola Trott; 2. Wordsworth's poetry to 1798 Duncan Wu; 3. Poetry, 1798-1807: lyrical ballads and poems, in two volumes James A. Butler; 4. The Prelude Lucy Newlyn; 5. The Recluse Kenneth R. Johnston; 6. Wordsworth and the meaning of taste Frances Ferguson; 7. Wordsworth's craft Susan Wolfson; 8. Gender and domesticity Judith Page; 9. The philosophic poet Stephen Gill; 10. Wordsworth and Coleridge Seamus Perry; 11. Wordsworth and the natural world Ralph Pite; 12. Politics, history, and the poems Nicholas Roe; 13. Wordsworth and Romanticism Paul Hamilton; 14. Wordsworth and America Joel Pace; 15. Guide to further reading with a note on texts Keith Hanley; Index.
Provides a wide-ranging account of one of the most famous Romantic poets.
Stephen Gill is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor at Lincoln College, Oxford. He is the author of Wordsworth and the Victorians (1998).
'Altogether this new collection makes a valuable contribution to
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"A very welcome collection of pieces from a galaxy of strong Romantic scholars..." Kate Flint, Studies in English Literature