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William Wordsworth in Context

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Stephen Gill, Susan M. Levin, Judith W. Page, Sally Bushell, Tim Milnes, David Higgins, Peter Simonsen, Richard Cronin, Michael O'Neill, Maureen N. McLane, Kevis Goodman, Daniel Cook, David Fairer, Ann Wierda Rowland, Paul H. Fry, Daniel Robinson, Josh Wilner, Samantha Matthews, James Chandler, John Bugg, Toby Benis, Michael Ferber, Simon Bainbridge, Scott Hess, Christopher Stokes, Anne D. Wallace, Frances Ferguson, Kurt Fosso, Stuart Allen, Jonathan Roberts, Noel Jackson, Alexander Regier, Philip Shaw, Robin Jarvis, Sophie Thomas
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  • Date Published: February 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107028418

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  • William Wordsworth's poetry responded to the enormous literary, political, cultural, technological and social changes that the poet lived through during his lifetime (1770‒1850), and to his own transformation from young radical inspired by the French Revolution to Poet Laureate and supporter of the establishment. The poet of the 'egotistical sublime' who wrote the pioneering autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude, and whose work is remarkable for its investigation of personal impressions, memories and experiences, is also the poet who is critically engaged with the cultural and political developments of his era. William Wordsworth in Context presents thirty-five concise chapters on contexts crucial for an understanding and appreciation of this leading Romantic poet. It focuses on his life, circle, and composition; on his reception and influence; on the significance of late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century literary contexts; and on the historical, political, scientific and philosophical issues that helped to shape Wordsworth's poetry and prose.

    • Covers biographical and textual matters, Wordsworth's reception, and a range of literary, scientific, cultural and political contexts
    • Contributors include some of the most eminent Wordsworth critics, as well as exciting new voices in Wordsworth studies
    • Innovative and cutting-edge research provides a comprehensive overview of Wordsworth's work
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    • Date Published: February 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107028418
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chronology
    Part I. Life and Works:
    1. Biography Stephen Gill
    2. The Wordsworth circle Susan M. Levin
    3. Dorothy Wordsworth Judith W. Page
    4. Composition and revision Sally Bushell
    5. Prose Tim Milnes
    Part II. Reception and Influence:
    6. The critical reception, 1793–1806 David Higgins
    7. The critical reception, 1807–18 Peter Simonsen
    8. The critical reception, 1819–50 Richard Cronin
    9. English poetry, 1900–30 Michael O'Neill
    10. Wordsworth now Maureen N. McLane
    Part III. Literary Traditions:
    11. Eighteenth-century poetry Kevis Goodman
    12. The ballad tradition Daniel Cook
    13. The pastoral-georgic tradition David Fairer
    14. The popular tradition Ann Wierda Rowland
    15. Elegy Paul H. Fry
    16. The sonnet Daniel Robinson
    17. Autobiography Josh Wilner
    18. Epitaphs and inscriptions Samantha Matthews
    19. Sensibility, sympathy and sentiment James Chandler
    Part IV. Cultural and Historical Contexts:
    20. Revolution John Bugg
    21. Poverty and crime Toby Benis
    22. Europe Michael Ferber
    23. War Simon Bainbridge
    24. Nature and the environment Scott Hess
    25. London Christopher Stokes
    26. Family and friendship Anne D. Wallace
    27. Education Frances Ferguson
    28. Animals Kurt Fosso
    29. Philosophy Stuart Allen
    30. Religion Jonathan Roberts
    31. The senses Noel Jackson
    32. Language Alexander Regier
    33. The sublime Philip Shaw
    34. Walking and travel Robin Jarvis
    35. Painting, spectacle and the visual Sophie Thomas
    Further reading.

  • Editor

    Andrew Bennett, University of Bristol
    Andrew Bennett is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Romantic and Victorian Studies at the University of Bristol. His publications include Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity (Cambridge, 1999), Wordsworth Writing (Cambridge, 2007), Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology (2009) and, with Nicholas Royle, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, 4th edition (2009) and This Thing Called Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing (2015).

    Contributors

    Stephen Gill, Susan M. Levin, Judith W. Page, Sally Bushell, Tim Milnes, David Higgins, Peter Simonsen, Richard Cronin, Michael O'Neill, Maureen N. McLane, Kevis Goodman, Daniel Cook, David Fairer, Ann Wierda Rowland, Paul H. Fry, Daniel Robinson, Josh Wilner, Samantha Matthews, James Chandler, John Bugg, Toby Benis, Michael Ferber, Simon Bainbridge, Scott Hess, Christopher Stokes, Anne D. Wallace, Frances Ferguson, Kurt Fosso, Stuart Allen, Jonathan Roberts, Noel Jackson, Alexander Regier, Philip Shaw, Robin Jarvis, Sophie Thomas

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