The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

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ISBN13: 9780571230488
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Ordinarily presented as a self-effacing virgin or sacrificial saint, Dorothy Wordsworth was a talented writer and exceptional woman. She was William Wordsworth's inspiration, aide and most valued reader and traded in a conventional life to share in his world of words. In her journals, Dorothy kept a record of their idyllic life together. The tale that unfolds through her brief, lyrical entries reveals a strange, intangible love between brother and sister, culminating in Dorothy's dramatic collapse on the day of William's wedding. In her beautifully told biography, Frances Wilson brings Dorothy to life in all her complexity. From the restrained prose of Dorothy's journals, she uncovers the rich emotional life of a woman who suffered the jealousies of a discarded mistress - and eventually insanity.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 320
Item Height 22 mm
Item Width 126 mm
Item Weight 240 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 22 x 194
Publisher Faber & Faber
Format Paperback | 320
Book Overview The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, by Frances Wilson, is a hugely powerful biography of Wordsworth's beloved sister, champion and muse.

Frances Wilson lives in London with her daughter and teaches English Literature at Reading University. She is the author of Literary Seductions, which was praised by Alain de Botton as 'psychologically rich and wise', and by Amanda Foreman as 'an extraordinary book [which] combines profound insights with a sparkling style.'