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The Resource The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth : a life, Frances Wilson

The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth : a life, Frances Wilson

Label
The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth : a life
Title
The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Frances Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as "the very wildest ... person I have ever known," Dorothy Wordsworth was neither the self-effacing spinster nor the sacrificial saint of common telling. A brilliant stylist in her own right, Dorothy was at the center of the Romantic movement of the early nineteenth century. She was her brother William Wordsworth's inspiration, aide, and most valued reader, and a friend to Coleridge; both borrowed from her observations of the world for their own poems." "In order to remain at her brother's side, Dorothy sacrificed both marriage and comfort, jealously guarding their close-knit domesticity - one marked by a startling freedom from social convention. In the famed Grasmere Journals, Dorothy kept a record of this idyllic life together. The tale that unfolds through her brief, electric entries reveals an intense bond between brother and sister, culminating in Dorothy's dramatic collapse on the day of William's wedding to their childhood friend Mary Hutchinson. Dorothy lived out the rest of her years with her brother and Mary. The woman who strode the hills in all hours and all weathers would eventually retreat into the house for the last three decades of her life." "In this biography, Frances Wilson reveals Dorothy in all her complexity. From the coiled tension of Dorothy's journals, she unleashes the rich emotional life of a woman determined to live on her own terms, and honors her impact on the key figures of Romanticism."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Frances
Dewey number
  • 828/.703
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wordsworth, Dorothy
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Authors, English
  • Women and literature
  • Wordsworth, Dorothy
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Authors, English
  • Families
  • Women and literature
  • England
Label
The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth : a life, Frances Wilson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008041263.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2008 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crossing the threshold
  • For richer, for poorer: longing
  • To have and to hold: home
  • In sickness and in health: headaches
  • To forsake all others: incest
  • To honor and obey: nature
  • For better, for worse: honeymoon
  • Until death do us part
Control code
ocn256534148
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
316 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374108670
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)256534148
Label
The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth : a life, Frances Wilson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008041263.html
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2008 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crossing the threshold
  • For richer, for poorer: longing
  • To have and to hold: home
  • In sickness and in health: headaches
  • To forsake all others: incest
  • To honor and obey: nature
  • For better, for worse: honeymoon
  • Until death do us part
Control code
ocn256534148
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
316 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780374108670
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008041263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)256534148

Library Locations

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