A Passionate Sisterhood

A Passionate Sisterhood

The Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets

Book - 2000
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In this group biography of the women who featured in the lives of the poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, Kathleen Jones takes us into the kitchens, sickrooms, and eventually the madwoman's attics of these major Romantic households. The image of the familiar rustic idyll of Romantic poetry depends upon the bracing way these women bore the brunt of domestic realities. Their letters and journals form the basis for an illuminating new account of their interconnected lives--their passionate attachments, jealousies, the deaths of children, the realities of chronic ill health--at the same time contributing to our understanding of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey as all-too-fallible human beings.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780312227319
Branch Call Number: 821 WOR J
Characteristics: xix, 313 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., ports.


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