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The Resource Read my heart : a love story in England's age of revolution, Jane Dunn

Read my heart : a love story in England's age of revolution, Jane Dunn

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Read my heart : a love story in England's age of revolution
Title
Read my heart
Title remainder
a love story in England's age of revolution
Statement of responsibility
Jane Dunn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Sir William Temple (1628-99) and Dorothy Osborne (1627-95) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families - parliamentarians and royalists, respectively - did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times. Surviving the political chaos of the era, the Black Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the deaths of all their nine children, William and Dorothy made a life together for more than forty years." "Drawing upon extensive research and the Temples' own extraordinary writings - including Dorothy's dazzling letters, hailed by Virginia Woolf as one of the glories of English literature - Jane Dunn gives us an utterly captivating dual biography, the first to examine Dorothy's life as an intellectual equal to her diplomat husband. While she has been known to posterity as the very symbol of upper-class seventeenth-century domestic English life, Dunn makes clear that Dorothy was a woman of great complexity, of passion and brilliance, noteworthy far beyond her role as a wife and mother. The remarkable story of William and Dorothy's life together - illuminated here by the author's insight and her vivid sense of place and time - offers a rare glimpse into the heart and spirit of one of the most turbulent and intriguing eras in British history."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Jane
Dewey number
  • 942.06092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA429.T2
LC item number
D86 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1627-1695
  • 1628-1699
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Osborne, Dorothy
  • Temple, William
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temple, William
  • Osborne, Dorothy
  • Temple, William
  • Osborne, Dorothy
  • Statesmen
  • Statesmen's spouses
  • Gentry
  • Women
  • Great Britain
Label
Read my heart : a love story in England's age of revolution, Jane Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, London, in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-399) 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
Control code
212855072
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
413 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400042838
Lccn
2008019860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)212855072
Label
Read my heart : a love story in England's age of revolution, Jane Dunn
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
  • "Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, London, in 2008"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-399) 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
Control code
212855072
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
413 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400042838
Lccn
2008019860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)212855072

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