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Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799 - Duncan Wu

Wordsworth's Reading 1770-1799

By: Duncan Wu

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1993
ISBN: 9780521416009
Number Of Pages: 240

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Wordsworth's 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 Wordsworth's manuscripts contained in current or forthcoming scholarly editions of his works, and incorporates a great deal of original research into the poet's intellectual development, including studies of the libraries of John Wordsworth Sr. (the poet's father), Hawkshead Grammar School, Racedown Lodge, and the Bristol Library Society. Where possible, surviving copies of Wordsworth's books are examined and described. This is the most complete study of Wordsworth's reading to date, and will be an essential reference tool for all scholars and students of his work.

List of abbreviations
Dates of readings
A note on texts
Wordsworth's reading 1770û1799
possible readings
Wordsworth's Hawkshead and classical educations, and his College examinations at Cambridge
books purchased for Wordsworth, 1784û6
Wrangham and his library
Thomas Poole's library and the Stowey Book Society
Coleridge's Bristol Library borrowings
Joseph Cottle's Bristol Library borrowings
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ISBN: 9780521416009
ISBN-10: 0521416000
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52