Author:William Wordsworth

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William Wordsworth

English romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Brother of Dorothy Wordsworth.

William Wordsworth


  • The list of works below is based on A Bibliography of William Wordsworth, 1787-1930 (2013), by Mark L. Reed, in 2 vols. It consists (with odd exceptions) of works solely or predominantly authored by Wordsworth, and excludes reprints of earlier works.


  • An Evening Walk: an Epistle ... to a Young Lady from the Lakes of the North of England (1793)
  • Descriptive Sketches in Verse, taken during a pedestrian tour in the Italian, Grison, Swiss, and Savoyard Alps (1793)
  • Lyrical Ballads (1798), with Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Lyrical ballads (1800), in 2 vols.
  • Poems, in Two Volumes (1807) (transcription volumes: 1, 2)
  • Select Views in Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire (1810), by Joseph Wilkinson; contains (anonymously) Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes".
  • The Excursion, being a portion of the Recluse (1814)
  • Poems including Lyrical Ballads, and the miscellaneous pieces of the author. With additional poems, a new preface, and a supplementary essay (1815), in 2 vols.
Volume I
Volume II
  • The White Doe of Rylstone; or, the Fate of the Nortons (1815) IA
  • Thanksgiving Ode, 18 Jan. 1816, with other short pieces, chiefly referring to recent events (1816)
  • Peter Bell: A tale in verse (1819)
  • The Waggoner: a poem; to which are added Sonnets (1819)
  • The River Duddon: a Series of Sonnets, Vaudracour and Julia, and other Poems, to which is annexed "A Topographical Description of the Country of the Lakes" (1820) IA
  • Memorials of a Tour on the Continent, 1820 (1822) (transcription project)
  • Ecclesiastical Sketches [1822]
  • Yarrow Revisited, and other Poems (1835) IA
  • Lines after the Death of Charles Lamb (privately printed without title or date in 1835 or 1836)
  • The sonnets of William Wordsworth: collected in one volume, with a few additional ones now first published (1838) IA
  • Poems chiefly of early and late years,’ including ‘The Borderers' (1842) IA
  • Ode on the Installation of H.R.H. Prince Albert as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge [1847]
  • The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind (1850)
  • The Recluse (1888)


  • Concerning the Relations of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal, to Each Other, and to the Common Enemy, at this Crisis; and Specifically as Affected by the Convention of Cintra: the Whole Brought to the Test of Those Principles, by which Alone the Independence and Freedom of Nations Can be Preserved Or Recovered (1809) IA
  • A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns: Occasioned by an Intended Republication of the Account of the Life of Burns, by Dr. Currie, and of the Selection Made by Him from His Letters (1816)
  • Two Addresses to the Freeholders of Westmoreland (1818)
  • Kendal and Windermere Railway: Two letters reprinted from the Morning Post, revised, with additions (1845)

Other poetry





  • "Letters from Wm. Wordsworth to Daniel Stuart" in Letters from the Lake poets, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, to Daniel Stuart, editor of the Morning post and the Courier, 1800-1838 IA

Works about Wordsworth


Parodies of Wordsworth


Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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