Synopses & Reviews
Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry
Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this edition of Lyrical Ballads allows modern readers to recapture the bookas original impact. In these poemsaincluding Wordsworthas aLines written a few miles above Tintern Abbeya and Coleridgeas aThe Rime of the Ancyent Marinereaathe two poets exercised new energies and opened up new themes.