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A Life in Letters By William Wordsworth

A Life in Letters by William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth is usually remembered as the quintessential Victorian Poet Laureate. This selection of letters and autobiographical fragments introduces us to Wordsworth: the rebellious schoolboy, who vandalised his family portraits, became a supporter of the French Revolution and fathered an illegitimate daughter in France.

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A Life in Letters by William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth is usually remembered as the quintessential Victorian Poet Laureate: a dull, worthy, establishment figure, with impeccable middle class, Tory, Anglican credentials, whose moralistic poetry has been required reading for generations of yawning school children. Yet there is so much more to Wordsworth than Daffodils and The Prelude.

This selection of letters and autobiographical fragments introduces us to the real Wordsworth: the rebellious schoolboy, who vandalised his family portraits, became a supporter of the French Revolution and fathered an illegitimate daughter in France; the radical poet whose flouting of the conventions of the day attracted the ridicule of the reviewers and forced him to endure thirty years of rejection, obscurity and financial hardship before achieving belated critical and popular success; the devoted brother, husband and father who could still write passionate love letters to his wife after ten years of marriage and the birth of five children; and, finally, the revered patriarch whose poetry formed the hearts and minds of a generation, whose opinions were sought by writers, politicians, churchmen and educationalists throughout the English speaking world, but who thought nothing of vaulting walls, skating on the Lakes or climbing Helvellyn even in his seventies.

About William Wordsworth

Juliet Barker is the author of the highly acclaimed The Brontes: A Life in Letters and Wordsworth: A Life. She trained as an historian at Oxford University and was curator of the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth for six years. She lives in the South Pennines.

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GOR006534716
9780141442136
0141442131
A Life in Letters by William Wordsworth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-03-29
384
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