By examining the family and financial circumstances of Wordsworth’s early years, this illuminating biography reshapes our understanding of the great Romantic poet’s most creative period of life and writing.
- Features new research into Wordsworth’s financial situation, and into how the poet and his family survived financially
- Offers a new understanding of the role of his great unwritten poem ‘The Recluse’
- Presents a new assessment of the relationship between Wordsworth and Coleridge
Keywords: 19th Century English Literature, William Wordsworth, Romantic, Poet, Dorothy Wordsworth, Dove Cottage, The Recluse, The Prelude, John Worthen, Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads, An Evening Walk, Descriptive Sketches, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Tintern Abbey, Resolution and Independence, Lake Poets,  , Romantic Poets, Poetry, Critical Biography