William Wordsworth

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Frances Lincoln Limited, Jul 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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More than any other poet, Wordworth was his own biographer, and told his story through his verse. This work on the poet's entire life and times, first published in 1980, remains the only full-length popular biography. It 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 life, to present a complete portrait of England's best known poet.

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Good bio. Read this whilst reading the Prelude. Read full review

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User Review  - eas - LibraryThing

Informative and well-organised material. Interesting and well illustrated. Sensitively drawn characters but with little depth, especially Wordsworth himself. Read full review

About the author (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. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.

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