©2024 Fable Group Inc.
3.5 

The Prelude

By William Wordsworth
The Prelude by William Wordsworth digital book - Fable

Publisher Description

“The Prelude” is William Wordsworth’s epic reflection on his lifetime journey as an artist and is widely considered to be one of his most significant works. First published in 1850 after the poet’s death, Wordsworth began working on the blank verse poem in 1798 and continued modifying and expanding it for the rest of his life. Two earlier versions of the poem have been found and published, showing the evolution of this monumental work. A first version, called the “1799 Prelude”, is the poem in its earliest and shortest stage. A second version, the “1805 Prelude”, is much longer and captures Wordsworth’s thoughts on art and nature at the height of his early career. The final version, published here, is the most polished and mature. Beginning with Wordsworth’s childhood in the Lake District, continuing through his years spent in France, and concluding with his thoughts of the relationship between an artist’s imagination and nature, the epic poem is philosophical, reflective, and deeply personal. One of the Romantic period’s greatest works, “The Prelude” is a thought-provoking and inspiring epic on what it means to be an artist in an increasingly busy, modern world.

Download the free Fable app

app book lists

Stay organized

Keep track of what you’re reading, what you’ve finished, and what’s next.
app book recommendations

Build a better TBR

Swipe, skip, and save with our smart list-building tool
app book reviews

Rate and review

Share your take with other readers with half stars, emojis, and tags
app comments

Curate your feed

Meet readers like you in the Fable For You feed, designed to build bookish communities
app book lists

Stay organized

Keep track of what you’re reading, what you’ve finished, and what’s next.
app book recommendations

Build a better TBR

Swipe, skip, and save with our smart list-building tool
app book reviews

Rate and review

Share your take with other readers with half stars, emojis, and tags
app comments

Curate your feed

Meet readers like you in the Fable For You feed, designed to build bookish communities

Start a Book Club

Start a public or private book club with this book on the Fable app today!

FAQ

Do I have to buy the ebook to participate in a book club?

Why can’t I buy the ebook on the app?

How is Fable’s reader different from Kindle?

Do you sell physical books too?

Are book clubs free to join on Fable?

How do I start a book club with this book on Fable?

Error Icon
Save to a list
0
/
30
0
/
100
Private List
Private lists are not visible to other Fable users on your public profile.
Notification Icon
Fable uses the TMDB API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDB