The Poet's Passion: Wordsworth's Revolutionary Diaries

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


In 1787 a raw, young, passionate orphan stepped into the streets of Cambridge under his uncle's disapproving eye with promises to do well in college and take a profession. He did neither. Instead,
he squeaked through school, walked across Europe at the dawn of the French Revolution, dared to dream of being a poet, and fathered a little girl on his French lover. Now we consider William
Wordsworth one of the great English Romantic poets. Then he was a skinny, unpromising fool, and a homeless vagrant, whose only consistent devotion was to his sister. The Poet's Passion:
Wordsworth's Revolutionary Diaries are the fictional diaries of this young, wandering dreamer as he struggles with his destiny and looks for both love, and a better world in Revolutionary France.

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Prologue and Chapter One

Submitted: August 25, 2018

Prologue 1. To: mpenrith@jesus.ox.ac.uk Fr: jdonovan@londonnet.ac.uk Tuesday, 9 July 2013   Prof Penrith, I ... Read Chapter

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Submitted: September 02, 2018

Friday 20 October 1787 Thank God that Uncle Cookson has finally left Cambridge! He seemed to buzz around the place like a wasp in s... Read Chapter

Clara

Submitted: September 06, 2018

Friday, November 9, 1787 I have met Catherine. My life will never be the same. I cannot believe such bliss is possible in this our ... Read Chapter

Stolen Kisses

Submitted: October 07, 2018

Monday 7 April 1788 I reach eighteen years of age today. I suppose that is why I picked up this diary again, which I cast aside as so... Read Chapter

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