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This book is the product of collaboration between Dr. Wayne K. Chapman and the students of his Literary Editing class (English 441/641) during eight of the sixteen weeks of fall semester 2011 at Clemson University. Like any critical edition, it engages with and acknowledges a number of precursor texts, the most evident being the four editions of Lyrical Ballads that mark the success of the once experimental verse that the poets ventured to publish, at first anonymously, in 1798, as well as the commemorative facsimiles published by David Nutt (London) and edited by prolific scholar, editor, and poet Edward Dowden (1843-191
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Lyrical Ballads 1798: A Critical Edition by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with introduction and notes by Edward Dowden, edited by Wayne K. Chapman et alii (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2011), x+123 pp.