The Major Works

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 752 pages
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Wordsworth's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by important letters, prefaces, and essays - togive the essence of his work and thinking. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) has long been one of the best-known and best-loved English poets. The Lyrical Ballads, written with Coleridge, is a landmark in the history of English romantic poetry. His celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace embody a unified andcoherent vision that was profoundly innovative. This volume presents the poems in their order of composition and in their earliest completed state, enabling the reader to trace Wordsworth's poetic development and to share the experience of his contemporaries. It includes a large sample of the finest lyrics, and also longer narratives such as TheRuined Cottage, Home at Grasmere, Peter Bell, and the autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude (1805). All the major examples of Wordsworth's prose on the subject of poetry are also included.
 

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I AM AARATHY FROM INDIA. i am a fan of wordsworth.in 1798 LYRICAL BALLADS was publised by wordsworth & companion coleridge.and its 2nd edition was publised in 1800.and it was these editions gave the people a knowledge about romantic poems..WB yeats who was inspired by wordsworth made a sucessful attempt by creating a romantic poem lake isle of innisfree 

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Contents

I
xiii
II
xxvi
III
xxvii
IV
xxx
V
13
VI
29
VII
31
IX
44
XCI
271
XCIII
272
XCV
273
XCVII
274
XCIX
275
CI
276
CIII
277
CV
278

X
45
XI
49
XII
54
XIII
56
XIV
59
XV
66
XVI
67
XVII
80
XVIII
81
XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
129
XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
137
XXVIII
138
XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLIX
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L
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LI
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LII
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LIII
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LIV
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LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
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LXI
237
LXIII
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LXIV
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LXVI
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LXVII
243
LXVIII
244
LXIX
245
LXX
246
LXXII
247
LXXIII
248
LXXV
250
LXXVI
252
LXXVII
253
LXXVIII
254
LXXIX
255
LXXX
256
LXXXI
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LXXXII
259
LXXXIII
260
LXXXIV
265
LXXXVI
267
LXXXVII
268
LXXXIX
269
XC
270
CVI
280
CVIII
281
CX
282
CXII
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CXIII
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CXV
285
CXVII
286
CXVIII
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CXX
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CXXI
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CXXII
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CXXIII
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CXXIV
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CXXV
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CXXVI
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CXXVII
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CXXIX
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CXXXI
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CXXXII
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CXXXIII
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CXXXIV
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CXXXV
311
CXXXVI
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CXXXVII
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CXXXVIII
314
CXXXIX
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CXL
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CXLI
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CXLII
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CXLIII
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CXLIV
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CXLV
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CXLVI
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CXLVII
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CXLVIII
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CL
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CLII
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CLIV
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CLV
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CLVII
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CLVIII
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CLIX
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CLXI
341
CLXIII
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CLXIV
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CLXV
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CLXVI
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CLXVII
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CLXVIII
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CLXXI
354
CLXXII
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CLXXIII
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CLXXIV
357
CLXXV
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CLXXVI
365
CLXXVII
370
CLXXVIII
371
CLXXIX
372
CLXXX
375
CLXXXI
591
CLXXXII
593
CLXXXIII
595
CLXXXIV
616
CLXXXV
620
CLXXXVI
626
CLXXXVII
640
CLXXXVIII
663
CLXXXIX
676
CXC
682
CXCI
741
CXCII
744
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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was a major English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their 1798 joint publication, Lyrical Ballads. Stephen Gill is at Lincoln College, Oxford.

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