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The five-book Prelude

The five-book Prelude

Author: William Wordsworth; Duncan Wu
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Five-Book Prelude of March 1804 is the great work of Wordsworth's poetic maturity. Edited now for the first time by Duncan Wu from the original manuscripts at Dove Cottage, it contains some of the finest passages of poetry later to appear in the thirteen-book poem of 1804-5 - the spots of time, the Winander boy, the discharged soldier, recollections of Cambridge, the infant prodigy, and the climbing of Snowdon.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wordsworth; Duncan Wu
ISBN: 0631205489 9780631205487 0631205497 9780631205494
OCLC Number: 35574646
Description: x, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The five-book Prelude --
Recent critical commentary on The five-book Prelude: The 'analogy passage' from Wordsworth's five-book Prelude (1981) / Joseph F. Kishel. 'Into a populous plain': The five-book Prelude (1982) / Jonathan Wordsworth --
The five-book Prelude of January-March 1804 (1984) / Kenneth R. Johnston --
Providence, signs, and the 'analogy' passage (1989) / Mary Jacobus --
Appendix I: the analogy passage --
Appendix II: schedule of manuscripts.
Other Titles: Prelude.
Responsibility: William Wordsworth ; edited by Duncan Wu.


Edited from the original manuscripts at Dove Cottage, this work contains some of the passages of poetry later to appear in the 13-book poem of 1804-5, "The Spots of Time", "The Winander Boy", "The  Read more...


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"We see the embryo but not the complete birth, and it is thoroughly useful to have this version in readable form. Reprinted after the text are four useful modern critical essays; the 'analogy Read more...

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