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Lyrical Ballads : Routledge Classics - William Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads

Routledge Classics

Paperback Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9780415355292
Number Of Pages: 410

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..". must have come on like punk rock to a public groaning under the weight of over-cooked Augustanisms." The Guardian
"The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to the purposes of poetic pleasure."
--William Wordsworth, from the" Advertisement "prefacing the original 1798 edition
When it was first published, "Lyrical Ballads" enraged the critics of the day: Wordsworth and Coleridge had given poetry a voice, one decidedly different to what had been voiced before. For Wordsworth, as he so clearly stated in his celebrated preface to the 1800 edition (also reproduced here), the important thing was the emotion aroused by the poem, and not the poem itself. This acclaimed "Routledge Classics "edition offers the reader the opportunity to study the poems in their original contexts as they appeared to Coleridge's and Wordsworth's contemporaries, and includes some of their most famous poems, including Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancyent" "Marinere."

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'Must have come on like punk rock to a public groaning under the weight of over-cooked Augustanisms.' - The Guardian

Lyrical Ballads Preface to the Routledge Classics edition
Foreword to the 1991 edition
A selected bibliography and list of abbreviations
1798 Advertisement Poems
1800 Love Poems
1800 version (with 1802 variants)
Notes to the Poems
Text of Lewti; or, the Circassian Love-Chant
Wordsworth's Appendix on Poetic Diction from 1802 edition of
Some contemporary criticism of
Index of titles
Index of first lines
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415355292
ISBN-10: 041535529X
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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