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The hidden Wordsworth : poet, lover, rebel, spy, Kenneth R. Johnston

Label
The hidden Wordsworth : poet, lover, rebel, spy
Title
The hidden Wordsworth
Title remainder
poet, lover, rebel, spy
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth R. Johnston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this account, Kenneth R. Johnston portrays a Wordsworth different in crucial ways from the one that the poet intended us to know. Taking advantage of unprecedented access to government archives in England and France, family papers, school and university records, and intimate letters, he brings little-known aspects of Wordsworth's life and character to the fore. With its urban revolutions and Alpine scenery, French mistresses and passionate sisters, secret agents, aristocratic ogres, and furious guardian uncles, The Hidden Wordsworth unfolds a life that Byron might have envied. Johnston relates Wordsworth's attempt to cover up these personal details, his systematic and successful efforts to hide his "juvenile errors" from his contemporaries and from history. But they did not disappear: many of them stare us in the face from the lines of his greatest poetry, like purloined letters we have not seen because they are too obvious
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnston, Kenneth R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5882
LC item number
.J65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William (Schriftsteller)
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Poets, English
  • Revolutionaries
  • Spies
  • Poètes anglais
  • Révolutionnaires
  • Espions
  • Biographie
  • Biografie
Label
The hidden Wordsworth : poet, lover, rebel, spy, Kenneth R. Johnston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps depicting 'Wordsworth's London, 1791-1795' and 'Wordsworth's Paris, 1791-1793' on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 927-933) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The child is father -- The ministries of fear and beauty -- The vale of Esthwaite -- "While we were schoolboys" -- "Verses from the impulse of my own mind" -- Stranger, lounger, lover -- Young love-liking -- Weighing the man in the balance -- Something of a Republic -- Golden hours -- Golden days and giddy prospects -- Part II: Of the man -- The mighty city -- The might mind -- Revolution and romance -- Castaway -- A return to France? -- A return to France: the evidence of speculation -- Legacy hunting -- Philanthropy or treason? -- Of cabbages and radicals -- An independent intellect -- The spy and the mariner -- The mariner and the recluse -- Triumphs of failure -- Wye wandering -- "Mr. Wordsworth" -- Writing in self-defense -- Destination unknown -- Part III: What is a poet? -- "We have learnt to know its value" -- Home at Grasmere -- A. k. a. Lyrical ballads -- Selling the book, creating the poet -- Peace, marriage, inheritance -- Disciples and partners -- The end of The prelude -- Presenting the poet
Control code
37608308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxii, 965 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393046236
Lccn
97040317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37608308
Label
The hidden Wordsworth : poet, lover, rebel, spy, Kenneth R. Johnston
Publication
Note
Maps depicting 'Wordsworth's London, 1791-1795' and 'Wordsworth's Paris, 1791-1793' on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 927-933) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The child is father -- The ministries of fear and beauty -- The vale of Esthwaite -- "While we were schoolboys" -- "Verses from the impulse of my own mind" -- Stranger, lounger, lover -- Young love-liking -- Weighing the man in the balance -- Something of a Republic -- Golden hours -- Golden days and giddy prospects -- Part II: Of the man -- The mighty city -- The might mind -- Revolution and romance -- Castaway -- A return to France? -- A return to France: the evidence of speculation -- Legacy hunting -- Philanthropy or treason? -- Of cabbages and radicals -- An independent intellect -- The spy and the mariner -- The mariner and the recluse -- Triumphs of failure -- Wye wandering -- "Mr. Wordsworth" -- Writing in self-defense -- Destination unknown -- Part III: What is a poet? -- "We have learnt to know its value" -- Home at Grasmere -- A. k. a. Lyrical ballads -- Selling the book, creating the poet -- Peace, marriage, inheritance -- Disciples and partners -- The end of The prelude -- Presenting the poet
Control code
37608308
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxii, 965 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393046236
Lccn
97040317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)37608308

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