100 Selected Poems, William Wordsworth: Collectable Hardbound edition(Hardcover Edition)
by William Wordsworth
Deluxe Hardbound Collectible edition
As the world moved from the Age of Enlightenment to Romanticism at the close of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century, William Wordsworth emerged as one of the most powerful and significant poets of the era.
This collectable edition is a compilation of some of his finest masterpieces along with some of his lesser known poems. It includes ‘Old Man Travelling’, ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’, ‘Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’, ‘A Solitary Reaper’, ‘I wandered lonely as a Cloud (Daffodils)’ and ‘To a Sky-Lark’ among his other choicest poems. Also included is Wordsworth’s ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’ from the second edition of 1800 and the appendix titled ‘Poetic Diction’ from the edition of 1802.
Each poem will enhance the readers’ imagination, coaxing them to interpret it as per their own reasoning and depth of understanding.
About the Author
One of the greatest poets of the Romantic era, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. The second of five children, Wordsworth’s mother taught him to read and his father, a lawyer, introduced to him the works and verses of Spenser, Milton and Shakespeare.
In January 1793, An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches were published by Joseph Johnson. In 1795, Wordsworth met Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey in Bristol. Wordsworth and Coleridge soon became close friends. The two poets together composed a series of verses which were published as a collection titled Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems in 1798. A landmark work in English poetry, it was a prelude to the English romantic movement.
Wordsworth had begun working on The Prelude, an autobiographical poem, in 1798. In 1805, he completed it in thirteen books. He continued revising the poem throughout his life. It was published in fourteen books by his wife in 1850, after his death.
Dedicating his whole life to poetry, Wordsworth considered himself to be a great poet. He continues to remain alive in the timeless masterpieces of poetry penned by him during his lifetime.