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Wordsworth, William 1770-1850

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Works: 7,201 works in 17,478 publications in 8 languages and 433,056 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Bibliography  History  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works  Portraits 
Subject Headings: Poets, English 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Translator, Other, Dedicatee, Signer, Honoree, Composer, Artist, Inscriber
Classifications: PR5864.A2, 821.7
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Lyrical ballads, 1798 by William Wordsworth( Book )

361 editions published between 1798 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge
The prelude, 1798-1799 by William Wordsworth( Book )

112 editions published between 1904 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's great autobiographical poem, subtitled "Growth of a poet's mind", was completed in 1805-6. During the rest of his life his interest in the work persisted, and the poem was several times revised, to be published soon after his death in 1850. Originally intended as the first part of a massive three-part poem, "The prelude" contains some of the greatest poetry Wordsworth wrote on those events and feelings of his youth which lie behind so much of his most powerful work
The prelude; or, Growth of a poet's mind by William Wordsworth( Book )

130 editions published between 1894 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wordsworth's autobiographical masterpiece The Prelude, or, Growth of a Poet's Mind was written between 1798 and 1805. As Wordsworth himself appreciated, it was a thing unprecedented in literary history that a man should talk so much about himself. But his revolutionary work was not published ; it was merely prefatory to a projected magnum opus and just as he had revised whilst writing, so almost immediately he began to amend the thirteen-book Prelude. At the time of his death in April 1850 there were fourteen books, of which no fair, definitive copy existed: it fell to his executors to finalise the text which was published posthumously in July 1850 and which this edition accurately reproduces without editorial emendation. Twentieth-century editors of alternative versions have questioned the merits of many of Wordsworth's "improvements", but the 1850 text remains a literary landmark, the form in which arguably his greatest work was first known
Poetical works; with introductions and notes by William Wordsworth( Book )

170 editions published between 1895 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Wordsworth's poems contains every piece of verse known to have been published by the poet himself, or of which he authorized the posthumous publication. The text, which Thomas Hutchinson based largely upon the 1849-50 standard edition, the last issued during the poet's lifetime, was revised in 1936 for the Oxford Standard Authors series by Ernest de Selincourt
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's verse declares a belief in the power of poetry to teach by appealing to the imagination and to the 'grand elementary principle of pleasure, by which man knows, and feels, and lives, and moves'. His unique relationship with the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, formed in the political and social ferment of the 1790s, produced a revolution in literature, resulting in the joint volume, Lyrical Ballads (1798-1805) - a landmark in the history of English Romanticism. This selection, chosen from the Oxford Authors critical edition, includes all Wordsworth's finest lyrics, and a large sample of The Prelude (1805), his extraordinary autobiographical poem in blank verse and the first truly great achievement of a new era in English poetry
The complete poetical works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

99 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Included in this edition are: the latest text adopted by the poet; the chronological order of the poems; the date of composition and that of publication of each poem; the essays and prefaces on poetry written between 1800 and 1845; a body of notes which Wordsworth printed in his various editions; notes revealing the time, place, occasion, and circumstance out of which each poem had its origin, and much more
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

52 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of nineteen popular poems by William Wordsworth, who was the poet laureate of England in the mid-nineteenth century. Includes an introduction to the poet's life and work
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles W Eliot( Book )

19 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book prefaces, dedications, introductions, etc., by William Caxton, John Calvin, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Samuel Johnson, William Wordsworth, Victor Hugo and Hippolyte Taine, among others
The poetical works of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

66 editions published between 1850 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essays by William Wordsworth( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three versions of William Wordsworth's poem about "the growth of a poet's mind," featuring the annotated texts of the 1805 and 1850 editions on parallel pages, and including the 1799 two-part version of the poem
Poems in two volumes, and other poems, 1800-1807 by William Wordsworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1807 and 2016 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this edition is to present all textual evidence of Wordsworth's work on the lyric and shorter narrative poems he composed between 1800 and 1807, the primary fruits of which appeared in 1807 under the title Poems in Two Volumes. - Preface
Poems of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

119 editions published between 1879 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Quincey to Wordsworth : a biography of a relationship by Thomas De Quincey( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and prose by William Wordsworth( Book )

40 editions published between 1921 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete poetical works of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

10 editions published between 1832 and 1932 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prose works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

82 editions published between 1845 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this volume are taken from the whole range of Wordsworth's work and include his verse about topical events as well as about the rustic life
Wordsworth by F. W. H Myers( Book )

78 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1880, this volume in the English Men of Letters series is enlivened by the author's personal acquaintance with many intimates of the poet, including his son and grandson, who provided Myers with as-yet-unpublished material. As such, this biography is essential reading for Wordsworth enthusiasts
William Wordsworth : a life by Stephen Gill( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of twenty-eight, William Wordsworth had neither a settled income nor the professional qualifications needed to secure one. He had no home, and he could not support the illegitimate child he had fathered during an impetuous love affair in France. The total sum of his achievements since he had left Cambridge consisted of one slim, anonymously issued volume of Lyrical Ballads. Recognition came slowly, but by age seventy, he was revered as a cultural icon, the Poet Laureate of England, and the most celebrated native of the Lake Country. Based on an intimate knowledge of the poet's manuscripts, on a fresh assessment of contemporary records, and a careful analysis of a wealth of new research, this vividly written volume presents the first serious biography of Wordsworth to appear in over twenty-five years. Stephen Gill, a leading authority on Wordsworth, reveals that, in many ways, this giant of English literature led a heroic life. Despite critical condemnation, numbing blows from the death of friends and family, including three of his own children, and his inability to earn a living as a writer in his early years, his dedication to his art did not waver. Moreover, Gill corrects the image of the older Wordsworth as a stodgy betrayer of his radical youth. While his politics certainly did change, and his poetic power waned from 1799 almost to his death in 1850, Wordsworth single-mindedly shaped his own life in submission to a power of imagination whose importance he never doubted. Offerring unparalleled insight into Wordsworth's poetic achievement, Gill illuminates what was most essential to Wordsworth himself: his life as a writer. -- Publisher's website
The poems of William Wordsworth : collected reading texts from the Cornell Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of William Wordsworth's poetry
 
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The prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essays
Alternative Names

controlled identityAxiologus, 1770-1850

Gulielmus Wordsworth

Varḍsavartha Viliyama 1770-1850

Vėljams Vordsvuorts

Vērdsverts, Viljams, 1770-1850

Viljams Vērdsverts

Vordsvort, Vilʹi︠a︡m

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth angielski poeta

William Wordsworth britischer Dichter

William Wordsworth britisk skribent og poet

William Wordsworth Brits schrijver

William Wordsworth brittisk författare och poet

William Wordsworth poeta inglese

William Wordsworth poète anglais

Wœ̄tsawœ̄t, Winlīam 1770-1850

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Wordsworth, W.

Wordsworth, W. 1770-1850

Wordsworth, W. (William), 1770-1850

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Wurdzwurth, Wilyam 1770-1850

Γουίλιαμ Γουόρντσγουορθ

Вилијам Вордсворт

Вордсворт В. 1770-1850

Вордсворт, Вильям

Вордсворт, Вильям 1770-1850

Вордсворт, Уильям 1770-1850

Вільям Вордсворт

Уильям Вордсворт английский поэт-романтик

Уилям Уърдсуърт

Уордсуорт, Уильям 1770-1850

Уільям Уордсварт

Ўільям Ўордсўарт

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וורדסוורת, וילים 1770-1850

ויליאם וורדסוורת'

وردزورث، وليم

ورڈزورتھ

وليم وردزورث، 1770-1850

ولیم ورڈذورتھ

ويليام ووردزوورث

ویلیام وردزورث شاعر و نویسنده بریتانیایی

विलियम वोर्डस्वर्थ

উইলিয়াম ওয়ার্ডসওয়ার্থ English poet

ਵਿੱਲੀਅਮ ਵਰਡਜ਼ਵਰਥ

வில்லியம் வேர்ட்ஸ்வொர்த்

విలియం వర్డ్స్ వర్త్

ವರ್ಡ್ಸ್‌ವರ್ತ್

വില്യം വേഡ്‌സ്‌വർത്ത്‌

විලියම් වර්ඩ්ස්වර්ත්

วิลเลียม เวิร์ดสเวิร์ธ

ဝီလျံ ဝါ့ဒ်စ်ဝါ့သ်

უილიამ უორდსვორთი ინგლისელი რომანტიკოსი პოეტი

워어즈워스, 윌리엄 1770-1850

워즈워드, 윌리엄 1770-1850

워즈워스, 월리엄 1770-1850

워즈워스, 윌리암 1770-1850

윌리엄 워즈워스

ウィリアム・ワーズワース

ワーズワース

ワーズワス, ウィリアム

ワーヅワース

ワーヅワース, ウィリアム

华兹华斯

威廉·华兹华斯

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The prelude, 1798-1799The prelude; or, Growth of a poet's mindPoetical works; with introductions and notesSelected poetryThe complete poetical works of William WordsworthWilliam WordsworthPrefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrationsThe poetical works of Wordsworth