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William Wordsworth free pdf Studying the life of William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, for many readers the high-priest and master of what has come to be called the Romantic Movement in England, the promulgator of many of its central tenets, a poet who wrote steadily from his earliest high school days at Hawkshear to his final years as the Squire of Rydal Mount is an enormous task. "Wordsworth: A Poetic Life" is a biography of the great father of British Romanticism. It is new in several ways, most notably in the way it approaches the life of the poet. While paying respect to the classic lives of Wordsworth by Mary Moorman and Stephen Gill, it attempts to tell the story of the life through a more rigorous reading of key and representative works of the poet, through careful blending of life and poetry. "Wordsworth" offers the story of the literariness of the poet's life - childhood and adolescence in the Lake District, education at Cambridge, love and political radicalism in France, the long period of residence in Grasmere and Rydal, celebrity, and national and international recognition. Its reading of the poems, in tune with current theoretical practice, offers a sense of the continuities in Wordsworth's career as it moves away from familiar theories of a Golden Decade of creativity and a period of long decline. The book also works closely and rigorously with Wordsworth's poetry as a method of dramatising the essentially poetic character of the poet's life.

About John L. Mahoney

John L. Mahoney is Thomas F. Rattigan Professor of English at Boston College and specializes in British Enlightenment and Romantic Literature. He has previously published books on Hazlitt, Keats, and Coleridge.

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Author : John L. Mahoney
Publisher : Fordham University Press
Data Published : 01 January 1996
ISBN : 0823217159
EAN : 9780823217151
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 301 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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