The Letters of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Selection

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"I should detest," wrote Dorothy Wordsworth, "the idea of setting myself up as an author." Protesting to Lady Beaumont she explained "I have not the powers which Coleridge thinks I have--I know it." Despite her self-deprecatory words, however, the reader of Dorothy Wordsworth's letters will discover a skill with language and a power of description that rivals even the poetry of her more famous brother. In this selection, Alan G. Hill offers seventy complete letters that together provide a fascinating portrait of the writer ...

The Letters of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Selection 1991, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198185390

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