This original study is the first fully to acknowledge the impact of early grief on Wordsworth's poetry and to integrate it into a critical account of how his art developed from 1787 to 1813.
- Looks at the impact of grief on Wordsworth's great poetry.
- Explains the importance of the poet's great, unfinished epic 'The Recluse' to his work as a whole.
- Includes 20 illustrations from original notebooks.
- Contains the first annotated text of 'The White Doe of Rylstone'.