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4.0 out of 5 stars Great For Students!, 17 April 2013
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This review is from: The Collected Poems of William Wordsworth (Wordsworth Poetry) (Wordsworth Poetry Library) (Paperback)
I bought this book for my undergraduate dissertation, needing an edition of Wordsworth with a wide range of his poetry including lesser known pieces. This book did not disappoint, featuring poems I would not have found in other, more cherry-picked collections, but without the tiresome necessity of having to lug around larger editions.

It is true, as previous reviewers have said, that the format is a little awkward. It is not the best choice for those with poor eyesight as the type is small and the pages split down the middle, but what do you expect for the price you pay? Besides, the book is chunky as it is; if the publishers were any more generous with paper you'd need a car-jack to get to the back pages!

Great choice for students on a budget (there's still room in the margins for making short notes!), and those who want an expansive range of Wordsworth's poetry, just make sure you're aware that in terms of format you get what you pay for!

PS. It may be worth mentioning that most of the poems in this edition seem to be Wordsworth's later redrafts, which often differ considerably from early versions (especially 'The Two Part Prelude' and poems written for 'Lyrical Ballads'), so if you are more interested in earlier drafts I would suggest looking elsewhere.
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