William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism

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"William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism" illuminates an era of revolutionary and imaginative achievements in literature and art that has profoundly shaped our sense of ourselves and our world. The age of English Romanticism was part of an age of revolution, an explosive period of aesthetic, political, social, economic, and philosophic movements that transformed the western world. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was the seminal poet of the age, and with his great Romantic contemporaries gave magnificent expression to that turbulent time. Their vision of the world, the self, and the triumph of the creative imagination continues to influence our modern concepts of man, nature, and society. The chapters of this book survey topics essential to an understanding of the period. The book includes 120 color and 60 black-and-white illustrations, and a comprehensive catalogue of an accompanying museum exhibition. -- From publisher's description.

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Designed as a companion to a museum exhibition opening shortly at the New York Public Library, this is a splendid introduction to the English Romantic movement. The main focus is on Wordsworth, as the ... Read full review

Contents

The Spirit of the Age
27
The Child Is Father of the Man
61
The Discovery of Nature
87
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