These items are a sampling of the many books, pamphlets, periodicals, and ephemera in the Rowe Collection which illustrate Wordsworth's place in popular culture. These holding include publications related to Wordsworth celebrations and unique reprintings of his poems.
Rawnsley, H.D., ed. A Reminiscence of Wordsworth Day: Cockermouth, April 7th, 1896. Cockermouth: Brash Bros., “West Cumberland times” Printing Works, 1896.
Spark, Muriel and Derek Stanford, eds. Tribute to Wordsworth: a miscellany of opinion for the centenary of the poet’s death. Wingate, 1950.
Peek, Katherine M. Wordsworth in England: studies in the history of his fame. Octagon Books, 1969.
Gill, Stephen. Wordsworth and the Victorians. Oxford University Press, 2001.
Pace, Joel and Matthew Scott, eds. Wordsworth in American literary culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
INTERPRETATIONS OF WORDSWORTH POEMS
The little maid and the gentleman: or, We are seven, embellished with engravings. York: Printed by J. Kendrew, [1820?].
Note: A chapbook edition of the poem “We are seven.”
Hine, Joseph, ed. Selections from the poems of William Wordsworth, Esq.: chiefly for the use of schools and young persons. London: Edward Moxon, 1831.
WORDSWORTH IN FICTION
Baldwin, Michael. The First Mrs. Wordsworth. Little, Brown & Co., 1996
Ashton, Helen. William and Dorothy. Macmillan, 1938.