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Classic Literature: William Wordsworth (2008)

1h 55min
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When the Age of Enlightenment gave way to the Age of Romance, one of Literature's greatest ever poets, William Wordsworth, was at the forefront of this artistic movement. This is a truly captivating tale of love, friendship and literary discovery at a time when Europe was in the midst of revolutionary turmoil and the voice of this most eloquent poet rang out for all to hear.
From Wordsworth's childhood haunts amongst the glorious deep waters and high mountains of the Lake District, to the cobbled streets of Paris and beyond, follow in the footsteps of the creator of such lines as "I wandered as Lonely as a Cloud" and discover what inspired this poet's most dramatic verse and equally passionate words. Find out what lay beneath the sorrows that burdened his childhood, the difficulties that pursued him through later life and the history of Wordsworth's stormy friendship with fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This fascinating programme follows the political and personal events that shaped the poetry of William Wordsworth and reveals how his love of nature would transform the way the British public saw their landscape forever. From the horrors of opium addiction and the guillotine to the raptures of love and friendship, step back in history and take an extraordinary journey to a time when revolution raged and poets strove to express a new vision of an ever-changing world.
British Films, Children & Family, Documentary, Special Interest
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
115 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3

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