Recovering Dorothy
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Recovering Dorothy

The Hidden Life of Dorothy Wordsworth

Polly Atkin

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Recovering Dorothy

The Hidden Life of Dorothy Wordsworth

Polly Atkin

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DOROTHY WORDSWORTH is well known as the author of the Alfoxden and Grasmere Journals (1798–1803) and as the sister of the poet William Wordsworth. She is widely praised for her nature writing and is often remembered as a woman of great physical vitality. Less well known, however, is that Dorothy became seriously ill in 1829 and was mostly housebound for the last twenty years of her life.

Her personal letters and unpublished journals from this time paint a portrait of a compassionate and creative woman who made her sickroom into a garden for herself and her pet robin and who finally grew to call herself a poet. They also reveal how vital Dorothy was to her brother's success, and the closeness they shared as siblings. By re-examining her life through the perspective of her illness, this biography allows Dorothy Wordsworth to step out from her brother's shadow and back into her own life story.

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Publisher
Saraband
Year
2021
ISBN
9781913393182

INDEX

Alfoxden House, Somerset 24, 28, 45
Alfoxden Journals 31, 45, 46
Barker, Mary 47, 150–51
Beaumont, Lord and Lady 67–68, 89, 206
biographers of DW 6–8 see also individual authors
Brooke, Stopford 29–30, 33–34
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett 8
Calvert, Raisley 23–24, 240
Carr, Thomas (DW’s doctor) 17, 86–88, 94, 100–2, 110–11, 117–18
β€˜Christmas Day’ (poem) 83
Christmas Day 22, 109, 129, 161, 178
Clarkson, Catherine 17, 44, 50, 95
Cockermouth 13, 22, 239
Coleridge, Hartley 105, 214
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 7, 10–11, 13, 47, 49, 55, 64–66, 73, 93–94, 174, 185, 190, 196, 198, 224, 227, 240, 241, 243, 246
Coleridge, Sara 13, 38, 75, 101–3, 105, 112–3, 148, 211, 214, 241, 246
community of care 94–95
confinement
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Atkin, P. (2021) Recovering Dorothy. [edition unavailable]. Saraband. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3127718/recovering-dorothy-the-hidden-life-of-dorothy-wordsworth-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
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Atkin, Polly. Recovering Dorothy. [edition unavailable]. Saraband, 2021. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.
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