"This is the essential Wordsworth anthology of the present, with sound notes and texts that ask all the current questions."--Keith Hanley, University of Notre Dame
"Excellent anthology of Wordsworth's work."--Alan Lin, UCSC
"A beautiful edition. I'll be certain to use this one for my Romanticism course."--Christopher Moylan, New York Institute of Technology
"An excellent text with a new approach--to present Wordsworth as his contemporaries read him."--Leonidas M. Jones, University of Vermont
"The only text for an undergraduate or graduate course which is serious about putting Wordsworth's poetry in its historical context."--Aline Fairweather, Temple University
Over the course of his long life Wordsworth revised and altered his early works considerably, and readers today are often familiar only with these last revised versions. This edition is particulary important in that it presents the poems in order of composition and in a textual form as near as possible to their earliest completed state. This is invaluable for those interested in tracing the development of Wordsworth's art, and also gives the modern reader the opportunity to share something of the experience of Wordsworth's contemporaries such as Keats, Shelley, Hazlitt, and Lamb who would have read the poems when they were first completed.
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