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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Wordsworth Narrator: Jasper Britton, Oliver Ford Davies Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was born in Cockermouth, in the Lake District. His Lyrical Ballads, written in collaboration with Coleridge, was published in 1798, and shortly afterwards he settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy. Inspired in his early manhood by the French Revolution, he grew disillusioned with revolutionary politics and in later life became decidedly conservative. He left a vast body of work, ranging from delicately simple lyrics to deeply meditative odes, with his most fully-realised ambitious work being The Prelude.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alejandra | 4/29/2012

    " Tintern Abbey, the poem literally changed my life... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/31/2010

    " This is a splendid collection of Wordsworth that is delightfully read by Oliver Davies and Jasper Britton. I enjoyed it immensely and it gave me a new appreciation for a poet I often overlook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 2/23/2010

    " The opening poem in this collection, "We are Seven," is a favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xio | 12/3/2009

    " I forget if its already in here.. Letters from Grasmere, the one with Dorothy(?) his sister. Lovely collaboration "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina knox | 6/29/2009

    " I read this in bits. Wordsworth is beautiful and yet, somehow, amusing since I always remember the image of him my lit teacher (also the sponsor of my highschools magic the gathering club I must note), hiking through the mountains with Dorthy, his sister. I always got a giggle out of that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/17/2008

    " The review is, obviously, for the edition. The poems are, well, classic. The selections and editorial choices here are very, bvery good...you save yourself some pretty serious $$ by buying this instead of a bigger collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/25/2007

    " I tend to either love Romantic poems or hate them...there are some of both in this anthology, but it's worth reading at least once for every poet. We can't know where we're going if we don't know where we've been. "

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