William Wordsworth - English poet
You might say Wordsworth was born to be a poet as everything in his life seemed to point in the direction of serenity and peace. He grew up in a beautiful part of England, was very well educated and returned to spend most of his life peacefully on home ground. He became almost a symbol of the romantic age and he is easily associated with flowers in spring and gentle pursuits in natural settings but he was in fact very close to the events of the world and never wallows in rural bliss. His greatest poems call for close reading and an involvement in what matters most in human relations. The film traces the course of his unusual life and ends with a brief overview of what he wrote. AM045DV07 WORDSWORTH 2007 36'16
William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth in the Lake District in 1770. His father ran the estate of a local landowner and the family lived in a large and comfortable house. He was well educated at the grammar school in nearby Hawkshead and he went to St John's College Cambridge in 1737. He live...