Selected Poems: William Wordsworth
Illustrated by Peter Reddick
Selected and Introduced by Seamus Heaney
Published to mark the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth, Selected Poems is a celebration of the poet’s key shorter works selected and introduced by Seamus Heaney, with exquisite wood engravings by Peter Reddick.
The greatest of the Romantic poets and a founder of modern verse, William Wordsworth is also the most accessible major poet of his period. Despite more than two centuries passing since he first penned his poems, they remain fresh, relatable and joyful to read; their enduring popularity borne out by the fact that so many are instantly recognisable. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth, this new edition is published in series with Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson, and includes 49 of the poet’s major shorter works, curated and thoughtfully introduced by Seamus Heaney.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils…
- From ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’
Bound in printed cloth
Set in Bembo Book
Frontispiece and 29 integrated black & white wood engravings
Printed translucent dust jacket
8¾˝ x 5½˝