William Wordsworth





William Wordsworth

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born
in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England, The United Kingdom
April 07, 1770

died
April 23, 1850

gender
male

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influences


About this author

William Wordsworth was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads.

Wordsworth's masterpiece is generally considered to be The Prelude, an autobiographical poem of his early years which the poet revised and expanded a number of times. The work was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge". Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.


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Lyrical Ballads
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 7,339 ratings — published 1798 — 84 editions
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The Major Works
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,312 ratings — published 1904 — 4 editions
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The Prelude
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,035 ratings — published 1800 — 38 editions
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The Works of William Wordsw...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,154 ratings — published 1959 — 14 editions
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Selected Poetry of William ...
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Ode: Intimations Of Immorta...
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
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Lines Composed a Few Miles ...
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Wordsworth: Poems
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1802 — 4 editions
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I Wander'd Lonely as a Cloud
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Favorite Poems
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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More books by William Wordsworth…
“The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

“Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop
Than when we soar.”
William Wordsworth, The Excursion 1814

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
William Wordsworth

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