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Wordsworth : an inner life

Author: Duncan Wu
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
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This original study investigates the impact of Wordsworth's early childhood experiences on his poetry and integrates it into a critical account of how his art developed from 1787 to 1813.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Wordsworth; William Wordsworth
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Wu
ISBN: 0631206388 9780631206385 1405113693 9781405113694
OCLC Number: 659943941
Description: xviii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. A Note On Texts. Abbreviations. 1. "Perhaps My Pains Might Be Beguil'd". 2. "In Black Helvellyn's Inmost Womb". 3. "Charg'd By Magic". 4. "The World Is Poisoned At The Heart". 5. "Their Life Is Hidden With God". 6. "The Vital Spirit Of A Perfect Form". Part I: October 1798-April 1799. Between Parts I And II: April-May 1799. Part II: May-December 1799. 7. "Serious Musing And Self-Reproach". 8. "I Yearn Towards Some Philosophic Song". 9. "That Vast Abiding-Place". 10. "I Only Look'd For Pain And Grief". 11. "Forbearance & Self-Sacrifice". 12. "O Teach Me Calm Submission To Thy Will". Epilogue. Appendix: The White Doe Of Rylstone (1808 Text) And Its "Advertizement". Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Duncan Wu.


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