Author: William Wordsworth,Samuel Taylor Coleridge,Fiona Stafford
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Wordsworth and Coleridge's joint collection of poems has often been singled out as the founding text of English Romanticism. This is the only edition to print both the original 1798 collection and the expanded 1802 edition, with Wordsworth's famous Preface. It includes important letters, a wide-ranging introduction and generous notes.
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Author: William Wordsworth,Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Literary Criticism
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 that which had been voiced before. 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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This is a comprehensively revised second edition of a classic student text with the 1798 and 1800 editions of Lyrical Ballads reprinted together. It contains the complete text of one of the most important documents of the Romantic movement - now with new introduction, textual variants and fully up-dated, copious notes.
Collections of Poetry which marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature, including poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Dungeon, The Nightingale, Dejection: An Ode
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge,William Wordsworth
This carefully crafted ebook: “Lyrical Ballads and other Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth (Including Their Thoughts On Poetry Principles and Secrets)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Lyrical Ballads, two collections of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge are generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature. The immediate effect on critics was modest, but they became and remain a landmark, changing the course of English literature and poetry. Most of the poems in the 1798 edition were written by Wordsworth, with Coleridge contributing only five poems to the collection, including one of his most famous works, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". A second edition was published in 1800, in which Wordsworth included additional poems and a preface detailing the pair's avowed poetical principles. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. William Wordsworth (1770 –1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). Table of Contents: Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Essays, Letters, and Notes about the Principles of Poetry (By William Wordsworth) LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798) LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH OTHER POEMS (1800)
Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a unique work of literature. first published in 1798, it marked a radical change in the direction of English Literature. Lyrical Ballads represented a movement away from the overwrought, highly formal and learned verse of the 18th century and in so doing ushered in a new, more democratic poetic era. Written in the language of the common man and addressing the concerns of the common man, Lyrical Ballads was the first - and remains the most - truly revolutionary collection of poetry, paving the way for the great Romantic poets - keats, Byron, Shelley et al. - and proving that, while there was no actual revolution on the ground, England could still be the most revolutionary of places. Lyrical Ballads was not a single phenomenon but a sequence of four editions spread over seven years; its appearance in English literature was not a historical moment but a sequence of moments - 1798, 1800, 1802, 1805. This edition - based on the 1805 edition, but looking back on each of the previous publications - shows how this collection developed, how it was refined and added to by the authors. No other edition on the market has such a wealth of key background information.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Literary Criticism
Written in an age of revolutions, Lyrical Ballads represents a radical new way of thinking - not only about literature but also about our fundamental perceptions of the world. The poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge continues to be among the most appealing and challenging in the rich tradition of English Literature; and Lyrical Ballads, composed at the height of the young authors' creative powers, is now widely acclaimed as a landmark in literary history. In this lively study, detailed analysis of individual poems is closely grounded in the literary, political and historical contexts in which Lyrical Ballads was first conceived, realised and subsequently expanded into two volumes. John Blades examines poetry from both volumes and carefully reassesses the poems in the light of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's revolutionary theories, while Part II of the study broadens the discussion by tracing the critical history of Lyrical Ballads over the two centuries since its first publication. Providing students with the critical and analytical skills with which to approach the poems, and offering guidance on further study, this stimulating book is essential reading.
Places Wordsworth’s revolutionary poetic practice, in Lyrical Ballads, in the context of a revolutionary age. It deals mainly with the 1798 edition, but also covers selected poems from 1800. Part 1 (Life, Times, Themes) sets Lyrical Ballads in the context of Wordsworth life and his age, for instance Wordsworth in France. Part 2, Literary Strategies, considers Wordsworth’s provocative theories of how poetry should work, and includes a treatment of the famous ‘Preface’ to Lyrical Ballads, one of the great poetic manifestos. Part 3 offers illuminating commentary and questions on the following poems: ‘We are seven’, ‘Anecdote for fathers’, ‘Lines left upon a Seat in a Yew-tree’, ‘To my sister’, ‘Lines written in Early Spring’, ‘Expostulation and Reply’, ‘The Tables Turned’;, ‘The Female Vagrant’, ‘Goody Blake and Harry Gill’, ‘The Last of the Flock’, ‘The Mad Mother’, ‘The Complaint of a forsaken Indian Woman’, ‘The Convict’, ‘Old Man travelling’, ‘Simon Lee’, ‘The Idiot Boy’, ‘TheThorn’, ‘Tintern Abbey’, ‘Hart-leap Well’, ‘There was a boy’, ‘Nutting’, ‘The Lucy Poems’, ‘The Brothers’ and ‘Michael’. Part 4, on Critical Reception, discusses contemporary, Victorian and recent critical approaches to Wordsworth and includes an annotated guide to further reading.
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press
Category: English poetry
The aim of this edition is to present all textual evidence of Wordsworth's work on the lyric and shorter narrative poems he composed between 1800 and 1807, the primary fruits of which appeared in 1807 under the title Poems in Two Volumes. - Preface.
Most of the articles in A Natural Delineation of Human Passions"originated in the Twelfth October Conference held in Leiden to celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Lyrical Ballads.The first article, by the editor, "An Historic Moment: 'A Natural Delineation of Human Passions' as a 'New Morality'?", attempts to establish an historic and an historical context, both personal and political, for the six articles that follow, by �ke Bergvall, Myra Cottingham, C.P. Seabrook Wilkinson, James McGonigal, Jacqueline Schoemaker, and Suzanne E. Webster, which consider the themes of vagrancy and wandering in Lyrical Ballads,the expression of loss and compensation, and the consequences, both beneficial and perilous, for the language and rhetoric of poetry. Then three articles, by Annemarie Estor, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts, and Paul E.A. van Gestel, consider the ambience of science and philosophy in which Wordsworth and Coleridge strove to affirm the creative participation of poetry. After this, Jacqueline M. Labbe, Titus P. Bicknell, Robert Druce, and M. Van Wyk Smith discuss the parallel contributions of some of the more neglected contemporaries of the authors of Lyrical Ballads,not necessarily in English nor necessarily in England - Mary Robinson, Walter Savage Landor, Robert Bloomfield and Thomas Pringle. The volume concludes with an extended examination by Timothy Webb of the responses, both admiring and scornful, of the younger generation of Romantics to the legacy of Lyrical Ballads.