Synopses & Reviews
In this revised, expanded, and updated Second edition the editor has replaced Wordsworth's Thirteen-Book Prelude in favor of the much shorter Two-Part Prelude, supplemented by well-chosen extracts from the Thirteen-Book Poem. A number of works have been added including Wordsworth's The Ruined Cottage, The Pedlar, Michael, The Brothers, A Night-Piece and The Discharged Soldier; Coleridge's The Eolian Harp (1834). Kubla Khan (MS version), This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison (1797 MS version); as well as works by Keats, Byron, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Charlotte Smith and many others.
An expanded, detailed introduction to Romanticism has been added, as well as an expanded chronology, enlarged author headnotes, and lists for further reading. In addition to the first list of contents, a contents by author name, and another by theme have also been added.