The following is a select list of secondary materials recommended for those interested in reading more about the sonnets included in this book.
Bhattacharyya, Arunodoy. The Sonnet and the Major English Romantic Poets. Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Limited, 1976.
Cooper, Howard. “William Lisle Bowles:A Wiltshire Parson and his Place in Literary History.” The Hatcher Review 3 (1989): 316–22.
Curran, Stuart. Poetic Form and British Romanticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
Feldman, Paula R. British Women Poets of the Romantic Era: An Anthology. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Going, William T. Scanty Plot of Ground: Studies in the Victorian Sonnet. Paris: Mouton, 1976.
Hall, Spencer. “Scorn Not the Sonnet.” Approaches to Teaching Wordsworth's Poetry. Ed. Spencer Hall with Jonathan Ramsey. New York: Modern Language Association, 1986. 70–4.
Harvey, G. M. “The Design of Wordsworth's Sonnets.” Ariel: A Review of International English Literature 6 (1975): 78–90.
Havens, Raymond Dexter. The Influence of Milton on English Poetry, 1922; New York: Russell & Russell, 1961.
Hunt, Bishop C., Jr. “Wordsworth and Charlotte Smith.” The Wordsworth Circle 1 (1970): 85–103.
Johnson, Lee M. Wordsworth and the Sonnet. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde and Bagger, 1973.
Jost, François. “Anatomy of an Ode: Shelley and the Sonnet Tradition.” Comparative Literature 34 (1982): 223–46.