The Prose Works of William Wordsworth. For the First Time Collected, with Additions from Unpublished Manuscripts. In Three Volumes. Vol. I. Political and Ethical. Vol. II. Aesthetical and Literary. Vol. III. Critical and Ethical
WORDSWORTH, William; GROSART, Rev. Alexander B. (ed.)
For Wordsworth, poetry was the primary mode of expression and prose was secondary. The poet mainly wrote prose in order to find a structure for his poetic beliefs and political opinions. Over the course of his prolific career, Wordsworth produced little prose, but the writings, letters, and notes in these three volumes provide insight into the mind and world of a great writer. Edward Moxon was a significant publisher of Victorian literature and William Wordsworth entrusted him with the publication of his works from 1835 onwards. It was natural, then, for editor Rev. Grosart to continue the Moxon tradition when he published these works.
- Publisher: Edward Moxon, Son, and Co
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1876
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
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3 vols.: xxxviii, , 360; 347; xii, 516,  p. 23 cm. Green cloth hardcovers with blank impressing. Worn corners and spine ends, slight dents in edges. Label attached to front free pastedown of vol. I, small tear in vol. I's title, a few other small tears.