The Grasmere Journals

Author: Dorothy Wordsworth,Pamela Woof

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192831309

Category: Medical

Page: 273

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Dorothy Wordsworth's The Grasmere Journals, begun in May 1800 while at Dove Cottage, and continued for nearly three years until January 1803, is perhaps the best-loved of all journals. Noting the walks and the weather, the friends, country neighbors and beggars on the roads, William Wordsworth's marriage, the composition of poetry, and their concern for Coleridge, her words bring those first years to vivid and intimate life. This edition has been prepared directly from the manuscripts with undeciphered words clarified, first thoughts, later insertions and deletions indicated, and Dorothy's hasty punctuation largely restored. It also offers rich explanatory notes, containing much new detail on friends and family, the scarcely-known people of the Grasmere valley, the books that were read, and the connections with William Wordsworth's poetry.

The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals

Author: Dorothy Wordsworth,Pamela Woof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199536872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8959

These two journals provide a unique picture of daily life with Wordsworth, his friendship with Coleridge, and the composition of his poems. They also offer wonderfully vivid descriptions of the landscape and people of Grasmere and Alfoxden in Somerset, which inspired Wordsworth and have enchanted generations of readers. This edition includes full explanatory notes on the people and places Dorothy writes about.

Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth

the Alfoxden journal, 1798; the Grasmere journals, 1800-1803

Author: Dorothy Wordsworth,Mary Trevelyan Moorman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

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Wordsworth's "exquisite sister", as Coleridge described her, was not only the cherished companion of the two poets, but also a writer who possessed a geniune poetic imagination in her own right. The journals she kept at Alfoxden, in 1798, where her brother and Coleridge were composing the Lyrical Ballads and at Grasmere from 1800 to 1803, when she and Wordsworth were living at Dove Cottage are printed here for the first time as Dorothy wrote them. Two of Dorothy's poems are included in the appendix, along with thirty-three poems by Wordsworth, which are referred to in the journals.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850

Author: Christopher John Murray

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579584221

Category: Romanticism

Page: 1277

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Review: "Written to stress the crosscurrent of ideas, this cultural encyclopedia provides clearly written and authoritative articles. Thoughts, themes, people, and nations that define the Romantic Era, as well as some frequently overlooked topics, receive their first encyclopedic treatments in 850 signed articles, with bibliographies and coverage of historical antecedents and lingering influences of romanticism. Even casual browsers will discover much to enjoy here."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Dorothy Wordsworth's Ecology

Author: Kenneth Cervelli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135861099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Dorothy Wordsworth has a unique place in literary studies. Notoriously self-effacing, she assiduously eschewed publication, yet in her lifetime, her journals inspired William to write some of his best-known poems. Memorably depicting daily life in a particular environment (most famously, Grasmere), these journals have proven especially useful for readers wanting a more intimate glimpse of arguably the most important poet of the Romantic period. With the rise of women’s studies in the 1980s, however, came a shift in critical perspective. Scholars such as Margaret Homans and Susan Levin revaluated Dorothy’s work on its own terms, as well as in relation to other female writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Part of a larger shift in the academy, feminist-oriented analyses of Dorothy’s writings take their place alongside other critical approaches emerging in the 1980s and into the next decade. One such approach, ecocriticism, closely parallels Dorothy’s changing critical fortunes in the mid-to-late 1980s. Curiously, however, the major ecocritical investigations of the Romantic period all but ignore Dorothy’s work while at the same time emphasizing the relationship between ecocriticism and feminism. The present study situates Dorothy in an ongoing ecocritical dialogue through an analysis of her prose and poetry in relation to the environments that inspired it.

Dorothy Wordsworth and Romanticism, rev. ed.

Author: Susan M. Levin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078644164X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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"This was the first book-length scholarly study of the author and was also the first to include both Wordsworth's published works as well as unpublished works. This new edition adds critical readings based on the latest research into Wordsworth's life and work and will further the argument for Wordsworth's place among the important writers of Romanticism"--Provided by publisher.

Becoming Wordsworthian

A Performative Aesthetics

Author: Elizabeth A. Fay

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870239601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

View: 7736

This work explores the hypothesis that Wordsworth the Poet is an imaginative projection in which William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy collaborated, developing a persona that they both strove to inhabit. The book is based on well-known Wordsworth texts and lesser known lyrics and essays.