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The Prelude

William Wordsworth

Wordsworth's The Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it. It also tells of his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turns its back. Sub-titled 'Growth of a Poet's Mind', The Prelude is both a key document in the history of English literature and an inspiring work of imagination. It is as fresh and challenging today as when it was written two centuries ago.

Wordsworth's The Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it. It also tells of his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turns its back. Sub-titled 'Growth of a Poet's Mind', The Prelude is both a key document in the history of English literature and an inspiring work of imagination. It is as fresh and challenging today as when it was written two centuries ago.
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Wordsworth's The Prelude is the consummation of his achievement as the great founder of English romanticism. An autobiography in verse, it tells of his childhood in the Lake District, his student days in Cambridge, his passion for the French Revolution and his later disenchantment with it. It also tells of his personal journey to a belief in Nature as the great moral and spiritual force which shapes human life, but on which human society all too often turns its back. Sub-titled 'Growth of a Poet's Mind', The Prelude is both a key document in the history of English literature and an inspiring work of imagination. It is as fresh and challenging today as when it was written two centuries ago.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Farrell

Length:

6h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:50


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:42


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:51


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:35