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Wordsworth, William 1770-1850

Works: 6,607 works in 17,595 publications in 13 languages and 420,556 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Portraits  History  Bibliography  Ballads  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Subject Headings: Poets, English 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Translator, Dedicatee, Collaborator, Other, Signer, Composer, Illustrator, Inscriber, Honoree
Classifications: PR5850, 821.7
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

1,238 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 6,690 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 poems and prefaces by William Wordsworth( Book )

396 editions published between 1831 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects poems by William Wordsworth, including "Lucy Gray; or, Solitude", "Tintern Abbey," and "Composed upon Westminster Bridge."
The prelude; or, Growth of a poet's mind by William Wordsworth( Book )

222 editions published between 1038 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,516 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
The complete poetical works of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

184 editions published between 1832 and 2013 in English and held by 2,511 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
Selected poetry by William Wordsworth( Book )

82 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most inclusive single-volume cloth edition of his poetry available, "Selected Poetry" represents Wordsworth's prolific output from the poems that changed the face of English poetry first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 to the late "Yarrow Revisited". Wordsworth's poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, it use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events. There is no middle ground for readers of Wordsworth. There is a sharp divide between those who are deeply impassioned about his work and those for whom it is too radical and overtly romantic. Wordsworth changed the aesthetic of poetry with a seriousness of purpose and a deeper claim to "suffering and joy, in suffering not less than joy." In this new Modern Library hard cover edition edited by the imminent critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Van Doren with a new introduction by noted Romanticist David Bromwich, readers will find the most inclusive single volume of Wordsworth's poetry currently available. Spanning the years from 1787 through 1834, this is a complete and well-selected collection that represents Wordsworth's prolific creative output
Poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

161 editions published between 1807 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet of nature and of revolution, of everyday life and lofty ideals, William Wordsworth overthrew the poetic conventions of his day and still speaks to ours. Elinor Parker has chosen for this volume poems which reveal Wordsworth's devotion to his principles and his skill in their execution
The fourteen-book Prelude by William Wordsworth( Book )

150 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,129 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
Poems of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

280 editions published between 1815 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,945 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
Lyrical ballads : with a few other poems by William Wordsworth( Book )

179 editions published between 1798 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical ballads / the text of the 1798 edition with the additional 1800 poems and the prefaces; edited with introduction, notes and appendices by R.L. Brett and A.R. Jones by William Wordsworth( Book )

109 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed Routledge Classics edition offers the reader the opportunity to study the poems in their original contexts as they appeared to Coleridge's and Wordsworth's contemporaries, and includes some of their most famous poems, including Coleridge's Rime of the Ancyent Marinere."--Jacket
The prose works of William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

26 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical ballads, 1798 by William Wordsworth( Book )

109 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 and generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature. The immediate effect on critics was modest, but it became and remains a landmark, changing the course of English literature and poetry
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles W Eliot( Book )

19 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 921 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 prelude, 1799, 1805, 1850 : authoritative texts, context and reception, recent critical essays by William Wordsworth( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 888 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
William Wordsworth by William Wordsworth( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1896 and 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searchable edition of this long out-of-print work. Volume 1 of the Prose Works contains Early Prose Fragments, A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff, Preface to The Borderers, Conversations with Klopstock, Essay on Morals, The Advertisement and Preface to
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
Wordsworth's poetry, 1787-1814 by Geoffrey H Hartman( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wordsworth by Russell Noyes( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of the poet's most enduring works and a general background of his life and artistic career
William Wordsworth by Harold Bloom( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A representive selection of literary criticism published since 1950 on the work of Wordsworth. Arranged in the chronological order of publication
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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

William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth britisk skribent og poet

William Wordsworth Brits schrijver

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Wœ̄tsawœ̄t, Winlīam 1770-1850


Wordsworth 1770-1850

Wordsworth, W.

Wordsworth, W. 1770-1850

Wordsworth, W. (William), 1770-1850

Wordsworth, William

Wurdzwurth, Wilyam 1770-1850

Вилијам Вордсворт

Вордсворт В. 1770-1850

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


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


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Selected poems and prefacesThe prelude; or, Growth of a poet's mindThe complete poetical works of WordsworthSelected poetryPoemsThe fourteen-book PreludePoems of WordsworthLyrical ballads : with a few other poems