The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, 1876

William Wordsworth is remembered as a poet, and rightly so. However, remembering him as solely a poet would be doing him a disservice. This book, edited by Victorian scholar Alexander B. Grosart, contains the first-ever comprehensive collection of the prose works that Wordsworth produced, and they are impressive. They touch on politics, literary theories, travel, and more. These works are a must-read for any Wordsworth scholar. Later editions of Wordsworth’s prose are better in most respects, but this one was the pioneer.

Contributed by Benjamin Denton