The Prelude : The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)

The Prelude : The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)

Description

First published in July 1850, shortly after Wordsworth's death, The Prelude was the culmination of over fifty years of creative work. The great Romantic poem of human consciousness, it takes as its theme 'the growth of a poet's mind': leading the reader back to Wordsworth's formative moments of childhood and youth, and detailing his experiences as a radical undergraduate in France at the time of the Revolution. Initially inspired by Coleridge's exhortation that Wordsworth write a work upon the French Revolution, The Prelude has ultimately become one of the finest examples of poetic autobiography ever written; a fascinating examination of the self that also presents a comprehensive view of the poet's own creative vision.


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Details

Author(s)
William Wordsworth, Jonathan Wordsworth
Format
Paperback | 736 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 31mm | 500g
Publication date
01 May 1996
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Annotated
Edition Statement
Revised ed.
ISBN10
0140433694
ISBN13
9780140433692
Bestsellers rank
121,518