The Prelude

The Prelude

The Four Texts (1798, 1799, 1805, 1850)

Unknown - 1995
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First published in July 1850, shortly after Wordsworth's death, The Prelude was the culmination of over fifty years of creative work. The great Romantic poem of human consciousness, it takes as its theme 'the growth of a poet's mind'- leading the reader back to Wordsworth's formative moments of childhood and youth, and detailing his experiences as a radical undergraduate in France at the time of the Revolution. Initially inspired by Coleridge's exhortation that Wordsworth write a work upon the French Revolution, The Prelude has ultimately become one of the finest examples of poetic autobiography ever written; a fascinating examination of the self that also presents a comprehensive view of the poet's own creative vision.

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995.
ISBN: 9780140433692
Branch Call Number: 821.7 WORDSWOR
Characteristics: lxvi, 667 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Wordsworth, J. W. (Jonathan W.)


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