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The Resource Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, Marian Veevers

Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, Marian Veevers

Label
Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth
Title
Jane and Dorothy
Title remainder
a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth
Statement of responsibility
Marian Veevers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, but their lives have never been examined together before. They both lived in Georgian England, navigated strict social conventions and new ideals, and they were both influenced by Dorothy's brother, the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and his coterie. They were both supremely talented writers yet often lacked the necessary peace of mind in their search for self-expression. Neither ever married. [This book] uses each life to illuminate the other. For both women, financial security was paramount and whereas Jane Austen hoped to achieve this through her writing, rather than being dependent on her family, Dorothy made the opposite choice and put her creative powers to the use of her brilliant brother, with whom she lived all her adult life. Though neither path would bring lasting fulfillment and independence, both women's mark on literary culture is undeniable. In this probing book, Marian Veevers discovers a crucial missing piece to the puzzle of Dorothy and William's relationship and addresses enduring myths surrounding the one man who seems to have stolen Jane's heart, only to break it."--Dust jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veevers, Marian
Dewey number
  • 823/.7
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4036
LC item number
.V44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Wordsworth, Dorothy
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • Austen, Jane
  • Wordsworth, Dorothy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, English
  • English authors
Label
Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, Marian Veevers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The inward secrets of our hearts -- Gentlemen's daughers -- Little prattlers among men -- Original sin -- Fashionably educated and left without a fortune -- Love and friendship -- Ladies of the rectory -- A happy command of language -- Considering the future -- Falling in love -- Betrayal -- Journeys, brothers, freedom and confinement -- A house of my own -- An experiment in liberty -- My own darling child -- A small revolution -- Poetry and prose -- A maid whom there were none to praise -- Homecoming and exile -- Exercised to constraint -- Our affections do rebel -- Vary capable of loving -- Marriage : the settlement we should aim at -- Writing and publication -- My father cannot provide for us -- Another exile, another homecoming -- Beyond 1809 -- Epilogue: A natural sequel to an unnatural beginning? -- Appendix 1: Stanzas from The Minstrel -- Appendix 2: The Forest : epode -- Appendix 3: Among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been
Control code
992569824
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781681776781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992569824
Label
Jane and Dorothy : a true tale of sense and sensibility : the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth, Marian Veevers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The inward secrets of our hearts -- Gentlemen's daughers -- Little prattlers among men -- Original sin -- Fashionably educated and left without a fortune -- Love and friendship -- Ladies of the rectory -- A happy command of language -- Considering the future -- Falling in love -- Betrayal -- Journeys, brothers, freedom and confinement -- A house of my own -- An experiment in liberty -- My own darling child -- A small revolution -- Poetry and prose -- A maid whom there were none to praise -- Homecoming and exile -- Exercised to constraint -- Our affections do rebel -- Vary capable of loving -- Marriage : the settlement we should aim at -- Writing and publication -- My father cannot provide for us -- Another exile, another homecoming -- Beyond 1809 -- Epilogue: A natural sequel to an unnatural beginning? -- Appendix 1: Stanzas from The Minstrel -- Appendix 2: The Forest : epode -- Appendix 3: Among All Lovely Things My Love Had Been
Control code
992569824
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 380 pages
Isbn
9781681776781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992569824

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