Readership: Readers of poetry, and students of English literature, Romantic poetry, the Romantic period, Wordsworth and Coleridge
William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Fiona Stafford has written widely on Romantic literature. Her books include Reading Romantic Poetry (Wiley Blackwell, 2012), and Local Attachments: the Province of Poetry (Oxford, 2010). She has edited Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for Oxford World's Classics.
"For students of the Lyrical Ballads as one of the key texts of Romanticism, Staffords new edition, juxtaposing the two 1798 and 1802 versions, is highly recommendable as it finely lays out both the reader response dimension of its poetics and the contexts of its production." - Helga Schwalm, The BARS Review
"Lyrical Ballads, in case you missed it, is, quite simply, possibly the single most important collection of poems in English ever published." - Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
"An invaluable resource for both teachers and students of Romantic literature... elegant, informative and clearly written
introduction, a lucid overview of the Lyrical Ballads' transformation between 1798 and 1802... warmly recommended." - Susan Valladares, Reviews Editor for the British Association for Romantic Studies' Bulletin & Review and Lecturer in English, Worcester College, Oxford
"Stafford's new edition, juxtaposing the two 1798 and 1802 versions, is highly recommendable" - Helga Schwalm, BARS Review