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WILLIAM WORDSWORTH A BIOGRAPHY Hunter Davies CONTENTS Introduction Prologue 1 Cockermouth and Penrith: 1770-1779 2 Hawkshead: 1779-1787 3 Cambridge .

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH A BIOGRAPHY Hunter Davies CONTENTS Introduction Prologue 1 Cockermouth and Penrith: 1770-1779 2 Hawkshead: 1779-1787 3 Cambridge: 1787-1790. 1 Cockermouth and Penrith: 1770-1779. 2 Hawkshead: 1779-1787. 3 Cambridge: 1787-1790.

Hunter Davies set out to write a popular biography of Wordsworth. He indicates at the outset that this is not going to be a work of literary criticism, that it is not going to focus on the development of Wordsworth's poetry. This present work nonetheless in helping the reader understand Wordsworth the person, also helps us understand Wordsworth the Poet. Wordsworth was orphaned from his father at the age of eight, and from his mother at the age of thirteen. He was supported by relatives who did not approve of his behavior as a child and young person.

William Wordsworth Paperback – July 21, 2009. Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995

William Wordsworth Paperback – July 21, 2009. by. Hunter Davies (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.

William Wordsworth book. Davies discusses Wordsworth's relationship with his sister, Dorothy; tells the story of Drawing on published letters & diaries of Wm & Dorothy Wordsworth & of their contemporaries Coleridge & Southey, this biography of the poet's life & times also draws on the author's knowledge of the Lake District, which formed so strong a part in Wordsworth's life.

More than any other poet, Wordworth was his own biographer, and told his story through his verse.

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More than any other poet, Wordsworth was his own biographer, and told his story through his verse. This work on the poet's entire life and times draws upon the letters and diaries of Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, and of their contemporaries Coleridge and Southey.

Anonymous; Wordsworth at Cambridge.

Hunter Davies, William Wordsworth: A Biography, Frances Lincoln, London, 2009, ISBN 978-0-7112-3045-3. Anonymous; Wordsworth at Cambridge. A Record of the Commemoration Held at St John’s College, Cambridge in April 1950; Cambridge University Press, 1950 (reissued by Cambridge University Press, 2009

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Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995

Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart.

More than any other poet, Wordsworth was his own biographer, and told his story through his verse. This work on the poet's entire life and times draws upon the letters and diaries of Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, and of their contemporaries Coleridge and Southey. Hunter Davies also draws upon his own knowledge of the Lake District, which featured so strongly in Wordsworth's life, to present a complete portrait of England's best known poet.

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Hunter Davies set out to write a popular biography of Wordsworth. He indicates at the outset that this is not going to be a work of literary criticism, that it is not going to focus on the development of Wordsworth's poetry.
This present work nonetheless in helping the reader understand Wordsworth the person, also helps us understand Wordsworth the Poet.
Wordsworth was orphaned from his father at the age of eight, and from his mother at the age of thirteen. He was supported by relatives who did not approve of his behavior as a child and young person. He was exceptionally independent and often rebellious child.
When his mother died he was separated from his siblings. Only at the age of seventeen did he come to see them all together again. And here began one of the most significant relationships of his life, with his sister Dorothy. She would be for him the companion of his youthful years, the great souled fellow explorer of nature and inspirer of his Poetry. She would remain even after he married Mary Hutchinson a central figure in his everyday life. For the last twenty years of that life Wordsworth and his wife cared for her. This after she had lost her mind and sat all day in her wheelchair.
One important theme that runs through this work concerns Wordsworth as family man, as good brother, as faithful loving husband, as caring father.
Wordsworth 's life too has important friendships at its center. The greatest and most creatively important is with Coleridge. Davies tells the story of their work together on 'The Lyrical Ballads', and of the many years they were close. Coleridge had a central role in recognizing and promoting his friend's genius. It may well even be that Coleridge feeling Wordsworth the far greater poet ceased writing poetry of his own because of this. Coleridge's great poems , 'Kubla Khan', 'The Ancient Mariner' are part of the "Lyrical Ballads'. But most of the twenty- three poems are Wordsworth including the very great 'Tintern Abbey'
Davies also gives us a good sense of Wordsworth's character and of the transformation with the years from revolutionary youth to more conservative figure. Wordsworth too went from financial dependency and relative poverty in his early years to greater prosperity towards the end of his life. He went from being an orphan to becoming the head of a family which included besides his wife and children two other women, his sister Dorothy and Coleridge's longed- for- one Sara Fricker. The story of how the far more gregarious talkative social Coleridge came to greater loneliness with the years- and how the more taciturn Wordsworth came to build a rich home in which he had much feminine support is told movingly by Davies.
Wordsworth's friends Southey, Lamb, Coleridge DeQuincey considered him to have lived a fortunate and happy life. This was in one sense true. But he also knew terrible losses with the years. His sailor brother John's death was a blow he recovered from only with great difficulty. He and his wife lost two young children in a year. This too devastated him. The last blow was the death of his beloved daughter Dora at the age of thirty- seven. Still Wordsworth lived to the age of eighty , in relatively good health most of the years. He also knew great renown and recognition in his latter years. And his relationship with his wife Mary only seemed to grow stronger with the years, and was one of true love and mutual respect. He who always had a special caring for children lived to see five grandchildren, the children of his eldest son, John.
Wordsworth despite the great popularity he would one day have did not have a smooth path to recognition and acceptance as a Poet. His work was for many years harshly criticized and ridiculed. The 1807 edition of his Poems received ten negative reviews and not a single good one. But Wordsworth had equanimity and confidence. The calm sublime of his Poetry was apparently that of his character also. Weathered, rugged looking Wordsworth who even in his latter years would walk twenty miles a day was a pillar of inner and outer strength. The great Poetry and most believe it was created in the decade from roughly 1797 to 1807 has stood the test of time. His life as portrayed in this biography was that of a person of virtue, principle and great genius.
I greatly enjoyed this work. It has given me a much fuller and complete sense of Wordsworth's life and work than I had had before.
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This disappointing and tedious book about Wordsworth's life and times lacks insight and warmth. The author is a dabbler whose books' topics include fiction, the Beatles, and a hiker's guide to the Lakes District. The current book grew out of the author's research for his hiking guide, when he discovered that there was no other detailed, non-academic Wordsworth biography. In essence, the book is a calculated business venture rather than an expression of the author's interest in,knowledge of, or love for Wordsworth. To his credit, the author is frank about these facts, although his uninspired text could not have hidden them. The book is flawed by unnecessary and uninsightful speculation on the one hand and on the other by a general lack of sensitivity to the profound beauty of Wordsworth's work. The author's narrative style is dry, lifeless and uninspired, and Americans will be particularly put off by its distinctly British flavor, which can only be regarded as a provincial flaw in a book offered to general readers in the global market. Spelling, word choice, turn of phrase, and the assumed context are so distinctly British as to leave American readers feeling that they are overhearing a joke which they do not quite understand. Many Americans will find the book inaccessible for this reason. A much better choice is Penelope Hughes-Hallett's "Home At Grasmere", which is warm, sensitive and well written.
William Wordsworth download epub
Poetry
Author: Hunter Davies
ISBN: 0750930756
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press (March 1, 2003)
Pages: 368 pages