The Prelude: Or, Growth of a Poet's Mind (text of 1805)

Forsideomslag
Oxford University Press, 1970 - 330 sider
The Prelude, Wordsworth's great autobiographical poem, is crucial to our understanding of his life and poetry.This epic work covers the experiences of Wordsworth's boyhood and his poetic development; his debt to literature; the awakening of his passionate interest in man; his hopes and despair for the French Revolution; his life in London and in the country, the highs and lows of his career; hisrelationship with his sister Dorothy and his friendship with Coleridge. Through The Prelude Wordsworth was at last free to devote his life to its true vocation and to record his gratitude for the gift which brought him that freedom.Written between 1798 and 1805, it was first published posthumously in 1850 after intensive revision in Wordsworth's later years. This volume contains the original 1805 text edited from manuscripts with a comprehensive introduction and notes.
 

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Indhold

IntroductionChildhood and SchoolTime
1
SchoolTime continued
20
Residence at Cambridge
34
Summer Vacation
53
Books
67
Cambridge and the Alps
87
Residence in London
105
RetrospectLove of Nature Leading to Love of Mankind
126
Residence in France and French Revolution
177
Imagination How Impaired and Restored
206
Same Subject continued
218
Conclusion
229
Notes
243
Synopsis of the Poem
321
Index
323
Copyright

Residence in France
151

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Om forfatteren (1970)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.

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