"John Worthen's engaging new biography of Wordsworth begins by quoting the poet's recollection of himself at around the age of 10, surveying tall trees, black chasms, and dizzy crags: 'I loved to stand and & read j Their looks forbidding', he says, 'read & disobey' (p. 3)... Worthen's book is a revealing account of the consequences of that daring." ( The Review of English Studies , 15 October 2014)Vom Verlag:
By examining the family and financial circumstances of Wordsworth s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our understanding of the great Romantic poet s most creative period of life and writing.
* Features new research into Wordsworth s financial situation, and into how the poet and his family survived financially * Offers a new understanding of the role of his great unwritten poem The Recluse * Presents a new assessment of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge
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