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Great Introduction to Wordsworth,
This review is from: William Wordsworth: A Biography (Hardcover)
This is a fascinating read about the life on one of Britain's most complex literary characters. It's merits are two fold.
For anyone out there wanting to know more about the life of Wordsworth - start with this book. As Davies says in his introduction - there are 100's of books out there on detailed parts of Wordsworth's life but here in 350 pages we have a clever overview of all of Wordsworth's 80 years. It should be compulsory for all figures of note to have an easy to read biography such as this which can act as a springboard to the reading of more detailed tomes in the future.
Secondly Davies writes with genuine affection and enthusiasm that adds to the overall enjoyment of the read. Good stuff!