CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Humanism in English Poetry: From Renaissance to Romantics 3. Humanism in the Lyrical Ballads: 1798 4. Humanism in the Lyrical Ballads: 1800 5. Humanism in the Selected Shorter Poems of Worsworth 6. Humanism in the Prelude 7. Humanism in the Excursion 8. Postscript: Wordsworth as Bolshevist
This book studies various kinds of Humanism in the major poems such as that of 'Lyrical Ballads' (1798 and 1800), shorter poems of the chief anthologies published in 1805, 1815, 1819 & 1822 and poems such as 'The Prelude' (1850) and 'The Excursion' (1814). Besides humanitarianism one would discover the philosophical humanism of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. The reading of this book would lead to a better understanding of Wordsworth's Makor Poetry.