ISBN 9780140433692,Prelude : Four Texts

Prelude : Four Texts


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ISBN 9780140433692

Penguin UK

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780140433692

ISBN-10 0140433694


Number of Pages 667 Pages
Language (English)


First published in July 1850, shortly after Wordsworth's death, The Prelude was the culmination of over fifty years of creative work. The great Romantic poem of human consciousness, it takes as its theme the growth of a poet's mind': leading the reader back to Wordsworth's formative moments of childhood and youth, and detailing his experiences as a radical undergraduate in France at the time of the Revolution. Initially inspired by Coleridge's exhortation that Wordsworth write a work upon the French Revolution, The Prelude has ultimately become one of the finest examples of poetic autobiography ever written; a fascinating examination of the self that also presents a comprehensive view of the poet's own creative vision.