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Dorothy Wordsworth: Selections From the Journals

Dorothy Wordsworth: Selections From the Journals

by Paul Hamilton
     
 

Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1885) published nothing in her lifetime, save short extracts from her journals and letters which her brother, William, included in his Guide to the Lakes. She spent most of her life caring for her brother and his family, working, traveling and studying with him and his friends who include de Quincey and Coleridge. This selection for the

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Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1885) published nothing in her lifetime, save short extracts from her journals and letters which her brother, William, included in his Guide to the Lakes. She spent most of her life caring for her brother and his family, working, traveling and studying with him and his friends who include de Quincey and Coleridge. This selection for the first time presents her writings as a discrete text, giving her a separate authorial voice from that of her brother and bringing her to a new generation of students, scholars and enthusiasts.

Wordsworth's journals, analyzed and set into context by Paul Hamilton's insightful introduction, chronicle the hardships and indispositions, the comings and goings, the windfalls and losses of those around her, both at home and during her many travels, revealing a relish for the experiences of others distinctly free from Romantic egoism. Most significantly, in her Grasmere Journal, she tells her own story, imposing her own narrative structure on events and discovering the plot of her own life.

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Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855) published nothing during her lifetime. She spent most of her life caring for brother William (1770-1850) and his family, working, traveling, and studying with him and his friends who included de Quincey, Coleridge, and Southey. The journals represented here are The Alfoxden Journal (1798), The Grasmere Journal (1800-03), My Second Tour in Scotland (1822), and A Tour in the Isle of Man (1828). Edited with an introduction and select bibliography by Paul Hamilton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814792599
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Series:
Women's Classics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Southampton. The author of Coleridge's Poetics and Wordsworth, he has published widely on the poetry and philosophy of the romantic period.

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