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Wordsworths Reading 1770 1799 Duncan Wu

Wordsworths Reading 1770 1799

Duncan Wu

Published January 29th 1993
ISBN : 9780521416009
Hardcover
240 pages
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Wordsworths Reading 1770 1799 lists all of the authors and (where possible) books known to have been read by William Wordsworth from his childhood until his move to Dove Cottage in 1799 at the age of twenty-nine. This information is presented in anMoreWordsworths Reading 1770 1799 lists all of the authors and (where possible) books known to have been read by William Wordsworth from his childhood until his move to Dove Cottage in 1799 at the age of twenty-nine. This information is presented in an easy-to-use form - in alphabetical order by author - and includes dates of reading and full discussions of the evidence. It draws on analyses of Wordsworths manuscripts contained in current or forthcoming scholarly editions of his works, and incorporates a great deal of original research into the poets intellectual development, including studies of the libraries of John Wordsworth Sr. (the poets father), Hawkshead Grammar School, Racedown Lodge, and the Bristol Library Society. Where possible, surviving copies of Wordsworths books are examined and described. This is a most complete study of Wordsworths reading, and will be an essential reference tool for all scholars and students of his work.