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Wordsworth Exhibit Nov., 2019: Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources

“Art VIII. Thalaba, the Destroyer: a Metrical Romance, by Robert Southey.” Edinburgh Review, 1802-1929. 1.1 (1802), pp. 63-83.  Accessed Sept. 23, 2019.

While outwardly a review of this book by Southey, Juliet Barker’s biography of Wordsworth says, p. 231, that this review has a lot of criticism of Lyrical Ballads and Wordsworth’s work, without naming him.  It’s an attack on their “avant garde-ness.”

Bainbridge, Simon.  “Wordsworth, William.” Oxford Bibliographies Online, British and Irish Literature.  Accessed Sept. 25, 2019.

I especially used this to identify biographies.  I found the Barker biography here.  I also used it to read about Prelude.

Barker, Juliet.  Wordsworth: a Life.  London, Penguin, 2001. Main PR 5881. B27 2001.

The best biography I read.  In our display, the map came from this book.

Gill, Stephen.  “Wordsworth, William.” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  Accessed Oct. 12, 2018.

Smollett, Tobias George. “Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems.” Critical Review, or Annals of Literature. 24. (Oct., 1798), pp. 197-204. Accessed Sept. 20, 2019.

Stoddart, John.  “Art. VI. Lyrical Ballads, with Other Poems, in Two Volumes.” British Critic, 1793-1826. 17 (Feb., 1801), pp. 125-131.  Accessed Sept. 20, 2019.

Worthen, John.  Life of William Wordsworth, a Critical Biography.  Chichester, West Sussex, Wiley Blackwell, c2014.  Main PR 5881. W75 2014

The first biography I read.  It was OK, but I liked Juliet Barker’s better, though it was much longer.

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