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Lyrical Ballads 1798,
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This review is from: Lyrical Ballads: With a Few Other Poems (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Thank you Penguin, for publishing the original 1798 edition of Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth was an inveterate revisor of his poems. Whenever Lyrical ballads was republished, he took the opportunity to revise poems, add extra ones and change the order in which the originals appeared. In this edition, we get his (and Coleridge's)original ideas. These are the poems of Wordsworth and Coleridge when they were young men and still radical in their poetics as well as their politics. Anyone interested in how these two giants of Romanticism and Radicalism developed, should own a copy of this edition of Lyrical Ballads. It is instructive to compare the version of the poems in this edition with those from the 1802 edition and later ones. Great stuff.