The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as "the very wildest . . . person I have ever known," DorothyWordsworth 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… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2009)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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