Feb 17, 2020
Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
Posted by Dorothy Wordsworth

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 livinWordsworth 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.

  • Title: Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth
  • Author: Dorothy Wordsworth
  • ISBN: 9780208009852
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth 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 jou

    Brenna

    The journals are a fascinating glimpse into a time and place The edition I read, edited by Mary Moorman, could have used extensive footnotes, though there are many places where the modern reader needs context in order to fully understand and appreciate Wordsworth s journals.


    Avis Black

    I ve never cared for the works of her brother, but I looked into this journal to see if anyone in the family was a better writer Nope, she s as boring as he is.



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