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Title:
Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth
Author:
Veevers, Marian, 1956- author.
Edition:
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xviii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and his friends. This book compares their upbringing and education, home lives and loves and, above all, their emotional and creative worlds. Original insights include a new discovery of serious depression suffered by Dorothy Wordsworth, a new and crucial discovery about Dorothy and William's relationship, and a critical look at the myths surrounding the man who stole Jane's heart.
Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue: The inward secrets of our hearts -- Gentlemen's daughers -- Little prattlers among men -- Original sin -- Fashionably educated and left without a fortune -- Love and friendship -- Ladies of the rectory -- A happy command of language -- Considering the future -- Falling in love -- Betrayal -- Journeys, brothers, freedom and confinement -- A house of my own -- An experiment in liberty -- My own darling child -- A small revolution -- Poetry and prose -- A maid whom there were none to praise -- Homecoming and exile -- Exercised to constraint -- Our affections do rebel -- Vary capable of loving -- Marriage : the settlement we should aim at -- Writing and publication -- My father cannot provide for us -- Another exile, another homecoming -- Beyond 1809 -- Epilogue: A natural sequel to an unnatural beginning? -- Appendix 1: Stanzas from The Minstrel -- Appendix 2: The Forest -- Epode -- Appendix 3: Among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been.
ISBN:
9781681776781
Format :
Book

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