The Prelude

The Prelude (1805) by William Wordsworth, read by Ian Mckellen, prod.

by Susan Roberts

Sir Ian Mckellen reads five extracts from William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem to mark the bicentenary of the 1805 version.

The reading was specially recorded at Dove Cottage in Grasmere where Wordsworth lived and wrote from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet.

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The Prelude (1805) by William Wordsworth, read by Ian Mckellen, prod.

by Susan Roberts

Sir Ian Mckellen reads five extracts from William Wordsworth's autobiographical poem to mark the bicentenary of the 1805 version.

The reading was specially recorded at Dove Cottage in Grasmere where Wordsworth lived and wrote from December 1799 to May 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet.

Book First,

lines

1-32;

50-54;

59-63;

79-94;

107-115;

266-426.

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Book First, lines 427-501;

Book Second, lines 1-144, and 181-208.

Book First, lines 427-501;

Book Second, lines 1-144, & 181-208.

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Book Third, lines 1-118;

Book Fourth,

1-32;

319-345;

400-445;

488-495.

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Book Fifth, lines

389-422, and 450-481

Book Sixth,

352-360;

452-461;

494-572;

Book Seventh,

156-175;

593-623;

653-655;

659-662;

680-696.

Book Fifth, lines

389-422, & 450-481

Book Sixth,

352-360;

452-461;

494-572;

Book Seventh,

156-175;

593-623;

653-655;

659-662;

680-696.

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Book Tenth, lines 692-700;

Book Ninth, lines 511-522;

62-69;

75-77;

539-544;

577-580

Book Eleventh, lines 278-298, and 301-388;

Book Thirteenth,

10-19;

29-73;

428-452.

Book Tenth, lines 692-700;

Book Ninth, lines 511-522;

62-69;

75-77;

539-544;

577-580

Book Eleventh, lines 278-298, & 301-388;

Book Thirteenth,

10-19;

29-73;

428-452.