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William and Dorothy Wordsworth


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Preface Chapter One: Homeless Chapter Two: Windy Brow and Racedown Chapter Three: Alfoxden Chapter Four: Hamburg Chapter Five: Goslar and Sockburn Chapter Six: Homecoming Chapter Seven: Dwelling Chapter Eight: The Grasmere Journal Chapter Nine: The Orchard at Town End Chapter Ten: Scotland Chapter Eleven: Grasmere and Coleorton Chapter Twelve: The Lake District Chapter Thirteen: The Continent Chapter Fourteen: Wanderlust Chapter Fifteen: Rydal Chapter Sixteen: Home Abbreviations Bibliography

About the Author

Lucy Newlyn was born in Uganda, grew up in Leeds, and read English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She is now Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University, and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall. She has published widely on English Romantic Literature, including three books with Oxford University Press. Her book Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception (OUP, 2000) won the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay prize in 2001. More recently she has been working on the prose writings of Edward Thomas. Together with Guy Cuthbertson she edited Branch-Lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry, as well as England and Wales, a volume in the ongoing OUP edition of Thomas's prose. Married with a daughter and two step-children, Lucy Newlyn lives in Oxford. Ginnel, her first collection of poetry, was published in 2005.


`Review from previous edition Newlyn brings formidable academic resources to her task ... [She] has an extensive scholarly knowledge of William and Dorothy's manuscripts and published texts.' Nicolas Roe, The Times Literary Suppliment `Unquestionably one of the best books about literature that I've ever read.' Priscilla Gilman, author of The Anti-Romantic Child `In its flowing, and, at times, conversational prose, Newlyn's book is both accessible and enjoyable. Moreover, in her acknowledgement of a deeply personal connection to the writing of this book, Newlyn shows it to have an almost universal appeal.' Bryn Jones Square, The Oxonian Review `Newlyn's is an affectionate and moving account of a remarkable bond unbroken.' Times Higher Education `One of the book's most admirable elements is how Newlyn gives equal weight to her subjects' writings... This unparalleled examination of the Wordsworth siblings makes this title an essential addition to English literature collections.' Library Journal `[I]t is beautifully written and contains everything an enthusiast of either or both Wordsworths would wish to know about their lives and work; beginners and more advanced readers alike will prosper by it. Would that it had been available to me when I first began to read Wordsworth.' Duncan Wu, Literary Review `Nobody interested in the Wordsworths should fail to read the book.' Allan Massie, Sunday Telegraph `Newlyn offers a valuable corrective to existing Wordsworth criticism and a moving testimonial to the power of creativity and community.' Publishers Weekly `This is an immensely valuable book.' Oxford Times

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