Dorothy Wordsworth, A Longman Cultural Edition

Series
Longman
Author
Dorothy Wordsworth / Susan Levin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
February 2008
ISBN13
9780321277756
ISBN
0321277759
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Description

From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Dorothy Wordsworth, edited by internationally acclaimed expert Susan Levin, is the first to gather all the writings of Dorothy Wordsworth into a single volume, representing all the genres that attracted her pen: poetry, journals, travelogues, letters, tales and narratives. 

 

Often treated merely as an appendage to her famous brother William, Dorothy Wordsworth emerges across Susan Levin's pages as a vital imagination, keenly tuned to her world, and pulsing with her own brilliance: journalist, poet, traveler, social activist, and crucial presence in the Wordsworth household. The world of Grasmere and its writing community are conveyed by selections from De Quincey on incest, Hannah Glasse on making mutton, a spy from the Home Office on “a sett of violent democrats,” and a country farmer on “the pernicious and destructive consequences of enclosing common fields” -all in all more than 400 pages of seething Romanticism.

 

Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete texts of important literary works, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.

 

Features

  • Through poetry, journals, travelogues, letters, tales and narratives, Dorothy Wordsworth emerges across the pages as a vital imagination keenly tuned to her world: journalist, poet, traveler, social activist, and crucial presence in the Wordsworth household. 
  • The world of Grasmere and its writing community are conveyed by selections from de Quincey on incest, Hannah Glasse on making mutton, a spy from the Home Office on “a sett of violent democrats,” and a country farmer on “the pernicious and destructive consequences of enclosing common fields” - all in all more than 400 pages of seething Romanticism.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

 

About Longman Cultural Editions

 

About this Edition

 

Introduction

 

Table of Dates

 

Texts

 

The Alfoxden Notebook

 

From: Journal of Days Spent in Hamburgh

 

From: The Grasmere Journal

 

Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803

 

Mary Jones and her Pet-Lamb

 

Narrative Concerning George and Sarah Green

 

From: Tour on the Continent 1820

 

Journals 1824-1835

 

Collected Poems

 

Letters

 

Contexts

 

            Money and Distance

 

            Descriptions of Dorothy Wordsworth

 

            Life in the Wordsworth Household

 

            Literary Contexts

 

            Viewing the World: The Picturesque and Travel

 

            Social and Political

 

Further Study

Back Cover

 

A Longman Cultural Edition

0-321-27775-9

 

Editor:  Susan Levin

General Series Editor:  Susan J. Wolfson

 

 

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Author

Among Susan Levin's many publications on nineteenth-century topics, is Dorothy Wordsworth and Romanticism (Rutgers UP), the first book-length critical study of Dorothy Wordsworth's writing. Professor of the Humanities and director of the Program in Literature and Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology, Susan Levin is also the performer of Songs by Women Composers.