Poems of Wordsworth
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Blunt Press (first published 1826)
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William Wordsworth’s poetry. Until now I have taken it in moderation throughout my life. Of his poetry; it is up to the reader to determine its value.

Of this book; wow! Too much for me. Page after page, line after line- although occasionally there was a brightness, even reading it aloud was brutal. I read a lot of poetry, of the masters, contemporaries, quirky and obtuse; when I completed this book a month later I was proud of myself. Not for having come to know the poetry of the man, in depth,...more
Dec 14, 2008 M rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of fine things
This is a tiny book published in Essex, England in 1969. the book is printed in Belgium. It includes a small bjiography,and passages from the Prelude and poems from lyrical Ballads. The collection is chosen and published by Geoffrey Parker, Wimbish Village,near Saffron Walden, Essex, England.

It includes,poems published after the 1800's, Sonnets, The Ode (Intimations of Immortality)--uniform with this volume is a pocket book of English verse.

Beautifully appointed poems,with words that flow and in...more
I didn't read Wordsworth's complete works, just a few selected titles. Much of his verse can be read like prose. I don't mind poems that actually convey some coherent story. Wordsworth's "Michael" is a short story written as a poem. "Prelude" is his autobiography. I'll read more of his work if I ever have time.
This is a splendid collection of Wordsworth that is delightfully read by Oliver Davies and Jasper Britton. I enjoyed it immensely and it gave me a new appreciation for a poet I often overlook.
Joe Kinslow
May 08, 2010 Joe Kinslow is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
It's on my continuously reading list. When the mood strikes I pick it and read a poem.
Jul 19, 2008 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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The opening poem in this collection, "We are Seven," is a favorite.
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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 publ...more
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