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, Wordsworth was his own biographer, telling his story through his verse. This work on his life and times, first published in 1980, remains the only full-length popular biography. It draws on the letters and diaries of Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, and of their contemporaries Coleridge and Southey. Author Hunter Davies also taps 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  - Peter Burton - Goodreads

Very good biography.At first I found Hunter Davies' chatty prose style irritating,such as saying that Wordsworth enjoyed a few jars,but it does pack in a lot of information,some of it quite new about ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Good bio. Read this whilst reading the Prelude. 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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