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Author: William Wordsworth Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781481540650
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William Wordsworth (1770–1850) is one of the most popular and enduring of the English poets. His poetry is beloved for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, and its celebration of nature and of the beauty and poetry in the commonplace. Together with his friend, the poet and political activist Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth helped launch the romantic age in English literature. These poems demonstrate the astonishing range and beauty of Wordsworth’s work and his sustained, coherent vision.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Wordsworth’s poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties.”

    Matthew Arnold

  • “What made Wordsworth’s poems a medicine for my state of mind was that they expressed not mere outward beauty but states of feeling and of thought colored by feeling, under the excitement of beauty. They seemed to be the very culture of the feelings which I was in quest of.”

    John Stuart Mill

  • “The confusions and contradictions of Wordsworth’s young life, fed into the complex, subtle power of his great works.”

    Hermione Lee, literary biographer

  • “Perhaps the most celebrated and lastingly influential of the English Romantic poets…a monumental figure in English letters.”

    Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe | 8/7/2013

    " Many of Wordsworth's poems reminded me of Robert Frost. Both in the topics and in the way that I only found a few that I personally enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tori | 6/17/2013

    " Brilliant. Words cannot express how much i adore William Wordsworth. My edition is this cute little 1963 reprint with a yellow cover that i acquired from a lovely old lady who was moving house. She used it when she was studying his works, so it's filled with her notes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 5/2/2013

    " It's Wordsworth. Not much else needs to be said. Beautiful stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/29/2012

    " He has quite a few lovely poems. One of my favorite is 'I wandered lonely as a cloud'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/13/2012

    " Wordsworth's poems are absolutely beautiful. "

About the Author

William Wordsworth (1770–1850) was an influential English poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age of English literature with the 1798 joint publication of Lyrical Ballads. He was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.