Wordsworth, commodification and social concern the poetics of modernity by Simpson, David

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .

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Subjects:

  • Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Knowledge -- Social history.,
  • Wordsworth, William, -- 1770-1850 -- Political and social views.,
  • Social history in literature.,
  • Social change in literature.,
  • Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century.,
  • Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementDavid Simpson.
SeriesCambridge studies in romanticism -- no. 79
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR5892.S58 S56 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22684691M
ISBN 109780521898775
LC Control Number2008046625

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