ISBN 9780140424423,Selected Poems

Selected Poems


Penguin Books



Penguin Books

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780140424423

ISBN-10 0140424423


Number of Pages 314 Pages
Language (English)


A fresh selection from the most creative phase of Wordsworth's life One of the most enduringly popular of the Romantic poets, William Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and his belief in the importance of feeling. This volume brings together a rich selection from the most creative period of Wordsworth's life--from "Tintern Abbey," an ode on the restorative powers of nature written during his intense friendship with Coleridge, to excerpts from his epic autobiographical poem, The Prelude. Also included are much-loved short works such as "I wandered as lonely as a Cloud," "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge," and the poignant "Lucy Gray." These poems demonstrate Wordsworth astonishes range, power, and inventiveness, and the sustained and captivating vision that informed his work. The inaugural volume in a new program of selected poetry especially commissioned for Penguin Classics Includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, and an index of titles and first lines In his introduction, Wordswort biographer Stephen Gill examines the personal and political events that shaped the poet's career and traces the major themes that run through his work