The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 1

Author: Owen, W J B and Jane Worthington Smyser (eds)


ISBN 978-1-84760-002-8 458 pages of searchable text Pdc file size 2.6 mb One printing permitted; copying disabled.

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Volume 1 of the Prose Works contains

1. Early Prose Fragments
2. A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff
3. Preface to The Borderers
4. Conversations with Klopstock
5. Essay on Morals
6. The Advertisement and Preface to Lyrical Ballads (parallel texts) with the Appendix on Poetic Diction
7. The Convention of Cintra

In the electronic edition, the entire text is searchable; the presence of editorial commentary is indicated by the symbol ¶ in the margin of the text; such commentary can be accessed immediately by hyperlink; the table of contents is itself hyperlinked, and is duplicated in the form of hyperlinked bookmarks at the left of the screen, enabling instant navigation between the 21 separate “texts” and the use of colour, for interlinear emendations, and the separate lineation of columnized textual notes is designed to make these features of the editorial apparatus clearer and easier to construe than in the first edition.

About the author

W. J. B. Owen's scholarly work includes his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads (1957), Wordsworth as Critic (1969), Wordsworth's Literary Criticism (1974) and his edition of The Fourteen-Book Prelude for the Cornell Wordsworth (1985). Jane Worthington Smyser is best known for her Wordsworth's Reading of Roman Prose (1946).

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