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This Norton Critical Edition presents a generous selection of William Wordworth's poetry (including the thirteen-book ) and prose works along with supporting materials for in-depth study. Together, the Norton Critical Editions of and are the essential texts for studying this author. includes a large selection of texts chronologically arranged, thereby allowing readers to trace the author's evolving interests and ideas. An insightful general introduction and textual introduction precede the texts, each of which is fully annotated. Illustrative materials include maps, manuscript pages, and title pages. "Criticism" collects thirty responses to Wordsworth's poetry and prose spanning three centuries by British and American authors. Contributors include Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Felicia Hemans, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lucy Newlyn, Stephen Gill, Neil Fraistat, Mary Jacobus, Nicholas Roe, M. H. Abrams, Karen Swann, Michael O'Neill, and Geoffrey Hartman, among others. The volume also includes a Chronology, a Biographical Register, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles and First Lines of Poems.
Poetry and prose by English Romantic William Wordsworth (1770-1850)are grouped by the volume of original publication from Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems (1798) to Poems, Chiefly of Early andLate Years (1842). Criticism follows, first from the 19th century, then modern criticism of his work generally and of individualcollections or works. Among 19th-century critics are Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John StuartMill, and Matthew Arnold. Some of the longer poems, and some of the critical studies are excerpted.Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The most accessible edition of Wordsworth's poetry and prose, prepared to meet the needs of both students and scholars.
About the Author
Nicholas Halmi is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford and Margaret Candfield Fellow of University College, Oxford. He is the author of The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol (2007) and numerous articles on British and German Romanticism, editor of Fearful Symmetry: A Study of William Blake in the Collected Works of Northrop Frye (2004), co-editor (with Paul Magnuson and Raimonda Modiano) of the Norton Critical Edition of Coleridge's Poetry and Prose (2003), textual editor of the Opus Maximum in The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (2002), and an advisory editor of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online.