Selected Poetry

Selected Poetry

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Overview

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) is one of the most important and enduringly popular of all the English poets. His unique relationship with the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founded in the political and social ferment of 1795, 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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199536887
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction ix(5)
Chronology xiv(3)
Note on the Text xvii
Old Man Travelling
1(1)
The Ruined Cottage
1(14)
[A Night-Piece]
15(1)
[The Discharged Soldier]
15(5)
The Old Cumberland Beggar
20(5)
Lines Written at a Small Distance from my House
25(1)
Goody Blake and Harry Gill
26(4)
The Thorn
30(6)
The Idiot Boy
36(14)
Lines written in Early Spring
50(1)
Anecdote for Fathers
50(2)
We Are Seven
52(3)
Expostulation and Reply
55(1)
The Tables Turned
56(1)
Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey
57(4)
The Fountain
61(2)
The Two April Mornings
63(2)
'A slumber did my spirit seal'
65(1)
Song ('She dwelt among th' untrodden ways')
66(1)
'Strange fits of passion I have known'
66(1)
Lucy Gray
67(2)
Nutting
69(1)
'Three years she grew in sun and shower'
70(2)
The Brothers
72(12)
Hart-Leap Well
84(6)
from Home at Grasmere
90(9)
from Poems on the Naming of Places
99(5)
To Joanna
99(1)
'A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags'
101(3)
Michael
104(12)
'I travelled among unknown Men'
116(1)
To a Sky-Lark
117(1)
Alice Fell
117(2)
Beggars
119(2)
To a Butterfly ('Stay near me')
121(1)
To the Cuckoo
121(1)
'My heart leaps up when I behold'
122(1)
To H. C., Six Years Old
123(1)
'Among all lovely things my Love had been'
124(1)
To a Butterfly ('I've watched you')
124(1)
'These chairs they have no words to utter'
125(1)
Resolution and Independence
126(4)
Travelling
130(1)
'Within our happy Castle there dwelt one'
130(2)
'The world is too much with us'
132(1)
'With Ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh'
133(1)
'Dear Native Brooks your ways have I pursued'
133(1)
'Great Men have been among us'
134(1)
Composed by the Sea-Side, near Calais
134(1)
'It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free'
135(1)
To Toussaint L'Ouverture
135(1)
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
136(1)
London, 1802
136(1)
'Nuns fret not at their Convent's narrow room'
137(1)
'She was a Phantom of delight'
137(1)
Ode to Duty
138(2)
Ode ('There was a time')
140(5)
'I wandered lonely as a Cloud'
145(1)
Stepping Westward
146(1)
The Solitary Reaper
147(1)
Elegiac Stanzas
148(2)
A Complaint
150(1)
Gipsies
151(1)
St Paul's
151(1)
'Surprized by joy--impatient as the Wind'
152(1)
Yew-Trees
153(1)
The River Duddon: Conclusion
154(1)
Airey-Force Valley
154(1)
Extempore Effusion Upon the Death of James Hogg
155(2)
from THE PRELUDE
157(1)
Book I
157(11)
Book II
168(13)
Book III
181(2)
Book IV
183(1)
Book V
184(9)
Book VI
193(4)
Book VII
197(6)
Book VIII
203(5)
Book IX
208(2)
Book X
210(6)
Book XI
216(4)
Book XII
220(1)
Book XIII
221(4)
Abbreviations 225(1)
Notes 225(21)
Further Reading 246(4)
Index of Titles and First Lines 250

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