The Hidden Wordsworth - Poet, Lover, Rebel, Spy

Author(s): Kenneth R. Johnston

Literary biography

Based on new research in government archives in Britain and France, school and university records and intimate letters, this book is a revealing account of a young poet who lived a life even Byron would have envied. In the narrative, the poet William Wordsworth emerges as a man of action during his youth and early manhood, the time of his life that has been obscured by his more august reputation as a philosophical Nature Poet. The text aims to break through the carefully crafted but frequently misleading accounts of his youth that he created in his later years. It explores Wordsworth's links with radical British reformists, French revolutionary leaders and journalists, and reveals Wordsworth as an agent of the newly formed British secret service on the Continent and at home.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780393046236
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : 0.56699
  • : June 1998
  • : 2 Inches X 9.48 Inches X 6.68 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kenneth R. Johnston
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 960