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Author: Wordsworth, Dorothy Mae Ann

Spouse/other names:
Year of birth:1771
Year of death:1855
About her personal situation:standardizingdec12svd: Origin • Location where born: Cockermouth, Cumberland • Location where died : unknown National identity • Nationality : English • Mother tongue : English Marital status : single Number of children : none Social class : middle Religion : Protestant

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About her professional situation:standardizingdec12svd: Publishing under: - unknown Profession(s) and activities - poet - traveler - travel writer Languages in which she published : - English Collaboration/connections with male authors : - William Wordsworth (brother) - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (friend) Financial aspects: - other - no income of her own, some inheritance only
Elements of bibliography:Alexander, Meena. 1988. Dorothy Wordsworth: the Grounds of Writing. Women’s Studies 14: 195-210. Alexander, Meena. 1989. Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley. Houndmills: Macmillan. Blades, John. 2004. Wordsworth and Coleridge: Lyrical Ballads. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Boden, Helen. 1995. Introd. to The Continental Journals. By Dorothy Wordsworth. Ed. Helen Boden. Bristol: Thoemmes Press. v-xliv. Brownstein, Rachel Mayer. 1973. The Private Life: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals. Modern Language Quarterly 34 (1): 48-63. Butler, James A. 1997. William and Dorothy Wordsworth, “Emma”, and a German Translation in the Alfoxden Notebook. Studies in Romanticism 36 (2): 157-71. Comitini, Patricia. 2003. “More than Half a Poet”: Vocational Philantropy in Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journals. European Romantic Review 14 (3): 307-22. Crisafulli, Lilla Marie. 2007. Within or Without? Problems of Perspective in Charlotte Smith, Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Dorothy Wordsworth. Romantic Women Poets: Genre and Gender. Eds. Lilla Marie Crisafulli and Cecilia Pietropoli. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi. 35-62. Crangle, Sara. 2004. “Regularly Irregular... Dashing Water”: Navigating the Stream of Consciousness in Wordsworth’s The Grasmere Journals. Journal of Narrative Theory 34 (2): 146-72. Darbishire, Helen. 1991. Introd. to Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. Oxford University Press: Oxford, New York. xi-xx. Darlington, Beth, ed. 1982. The Love Letters of William and Mary Wordsworth. London: Chatto and Windus. Davis, Robert Con. 1978. The Structure of the Picturesque: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals. The Wordsworth Circle 9: 45-49. De Quincey, Thomas. 1986. Recollections of the Lakes and the Lake Poets. Ed. David Wright. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. Ehnenn, Jill. 1999. Writing against, Writing through: Subjectivity, Vocation, and Authorship in the Work of Dorothy Wordsworth. South Atlantic Review 64 (1): 72-90. Fadem, Richard. 1978. Dorothy Wordsworth: A View from Tintern Abbey. The Wordsworth Circle 9: 17-32. Gibson, Iris I. J. M. 1982. Illness of Dorothy Wordsworth. British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition) 285 (6357): 1813-15. Gill, Stephen, ed. 2003 The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Gittings, Robert, and Jo Manton. 1985. Dorothy Wordsworth. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Gunn, Elizabeth. 1981. A Passion for the Particular. Dorothy Wordsworth: A Portrait. London: Victor Gollancz. Hartman, Geoffrey H. 1965. Wordsworth, Inscriptions and Romantic Nature Poetry. From Sensibility to Romanticism: Essays Presented to Frederick A. Pottle. Eds. Frederick W. Hilles and Harold Bloom. London, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. 389-414. Heinzelman, Kurt. 1988. The Cult of Domesticity. Dorothy and William Wordsworth at Grasmere. Romanticism and Feminism. Ed. Anne K. Mellor. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 52-78. Hill, Alan G. 1981. Introduction and Notes to Letters of Dorothy Wordsworth: A Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press. xiii-xix. Homans, Margaret. 1981. Eliot, Wordsworth, and the Scenes of the Sisters’ Instruction. Writing and Sexual Difference. Ed. Elizabeth Abel. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 53-72. Homans, Margaret. 1980. Women Writers and Poetic Identity: Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Brontë, and Emily Dickinson. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Jaye, Michael C. 1978. William Wordsworth’s Alfoxden Notebook: 1798. The Evidence of the Imagination: Studies of Interactions between Life and Art in English Romantic Literature. Eds. Donald H. Reiman, Michael C. Jaye and Betty T. Bennett. New York: New York University Press. 42-85. Jones, Kathleen. 1997. A Passionate Sisterhood: The Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets. London: Constable. Jordan, John E. 1962. De Quincey to Wordsworth: A Biography of a Relationship. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Ketcham, Carl H. 1978. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals, 1824-1835. The Wordsworth Circle 9: 3-16. Kroeber, Karl. 1974. “Home at Grasmere”: Ecological Holiness. PMLA 89 (1): 132-41. Lee, Edmund. 1887. Dorothy Wordsworth: The Story of a Sister’s Love. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. Levin, Susan M., ed. 2009. Dorothy Wordsworth: A Longman Cultural Edition. New York, San Francisco, Boston, London: Pearson Education. Levin, Susan M. 1987. Dorothy Wordsworth and Romanticism. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers, State University. Levin, Susan M. 1980. Subtle Fire: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Prose and Poetry. The Massachusetts Review 21 (2): 345-63. Levin, Susan. 1978. Unpublished Poems from Dorothy Wordsworth’s Commonplace Book. The Wordsworth Circle 9: 33-44. Lokke, Kari. 2009. “My Heart Dissolved in What I Saw”: Displacement of the Autobiographical Self in Dorothy Wordsworth and Gertrude Stein. Romantic Autobiography in England. Ed. Eugene Stelzig. Farnham, UK; Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate Publishing. 15-30. McGavran, James Holt Jr. 1981. “Alone Seeking the Visible World”: The Wordsworths, Virginia Woolf, and “The Waves”. Modern Language Quarterly 42 (3): 265-91. McGavran, James Holt Jr. 1988. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals: Putting Herself Down. The Private Self Theory and Practice of Women’s Autobiographical Writings. Ed. Shari Benstock. London: Routledge, Chapman and Hall. 230-53. Maclean, Catherine Macdonald. 1927. Dorothy and William Wordsworth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Matlak, Richard E. 1997. The Poetry of Relationship: The Wordsworths and Coleridge, 1797-1800. New York: St. Martin’s Press. McCormick, Anita Hemphill. 1990. “I shall be beloved – I want no more”: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Rhetoric and the Appeal to Feeling in The Grasmere Journals. Philological Quarterly 69 (4): 471-93. Moorman, Mary. 1991. Preface to Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. vii-ix. Newlyn, Lucy. 2007. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Experimental Style. Essays in Criticism 57 (4): 325-49. Özdemir, Erinç. 2005. Two Poems by Dorothy Wordsworth in Dialogic Interaction with “Tintern Abbey”. Studies in Romanticism 44 (4): 551-79. Ożarska, Magdalena. 2010. Dorothy Wordsworth as Travel Writer: The 1798 Hamburgh Journal, Theatrum Historiae 7: 179-87. Ożarska, Magdalena. 2010a. Recollections in Tranquillity: Living and Coping with Tourists in the Lake District as Reflected in the Writings by Dorothy and William Wordsworth and Harriet Martineau. Respectus Philologicus 17 (22): 67-78. Ożarska, Magdalena. 2007. Some Observations on Dorothy Wordsworth’s Status in English Romanticism. Respectus Philologicus 11 (16): 98-106. Page, Judith W. 2003. Gender and Domesticity. The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth. Ed. Stephen Gill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 125-41. Page, Judith W. 1994. Wordsworth and the Cultivation of Women. Berkeley, Los Angeles and Oxford: University of California Press. Polowetzky, Michael. 1996. Prominent Sisters: Mary Lamb, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Sarah Disraeli. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger. Reiman, Donald H. 1978. Poetry of Familiarity: Wordsworth, Dorothy, and Mary Hutchinson. The Evidence of the Imagination: Studies of Interactions between Life and Art in English Romantic Literature. Ed. Donald H. Reiman, Michael C. Jaye and Betty T. Bennett. New York: New York University Press. 142-77. Reimer, Elizabeth. 2009. “Her Favourite Playmate”: Pleasure and Interdependence in Dorothy Wordsworth’s “Mary Jones and her Pet-Lamb”. Children’s Literature 37: 33-60. Ross, Marlon B. 1986. Naturalizing Gender: Woman’s Place in Wordsworth’s Ideological Landscape. English Literary History 53 (2): 391-410. Simons, Judy. 1990. Diaries and Journals of Literary Women from Fanny Burney to Virginia Woolf. London: Macmillan. Soderholm, James. 1995. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Return to Tintern Abbey. New Literary History 26 (2): 309-22. Steger, Sara. 2009. Paths to Identity: Dorothy and William Wordsworth and the Writing of Self in Nature. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. No. 5.1. (accessed August 12, 2011). Tayler, Irene. 1978. By Peculiar Grace: Wordsworth in 1802. The Evidence of the Imagination: Studies of Interactions between Life and Art in English Romantic Literature. Eds. Donald H. Reiman, Michael C. Jaye and Betty T. Bennett. New York: New York University Press. 119-41. Walker, Carol Kyros. 1997. Introduction and Notes to Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland. By Dorothy Wordsworth. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. 1-26. Wallace, Anne D. 2000. “Inhabited Solitudes”: Dorothy Wordsworth’s Domesticating Walkers. Nordlit. No. 1. (accessed June 8, 2009). Wilson, Frances. 2009. The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth. London: Faber and Faber. Wolfson, Susan J. 1988. Individual in Community: Dorothy Wordsworth in Conversation with William. Romanticism and Feminism. Ed. Anne K. Mellor. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. 139-66. Woodring, Carl. 1978. The New Sublimity in “Tintern Abbey”. The Evidence of the Imagination: Studies of Interactions between Life and Art in English Romantic Literature. Eds. Donald H. Reiman, Michael C. Jaye and Betty T. Bennett. New York: New York University Press. 86-100. Woof, Pamela. 1995. The Alfoxden Journal and its Mysteries. The Wordsworth Circle 26: 125-33. Woof, Pamela. 1991. Dorothy Wordsworth and the Pleasures of Recognition: An Approach to the Travel Journals. The Wordsworth Circle 22: 150-59. Woof, Pamela. 1999. Dorothy Wordsworth, “Journals”. A Companion to Romanticism. Ed. Duncan Wu. London: Blackwell. 157-68. Woof, Pamela. 1989. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journals: Readings in a Familiar Text. The Wordsworth Circle 20: 37-42. Woof, Pamela. 1992. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Journals and the Engendering of Poetry. Wordsworth in Context. Eds. P. Fletcher and J. Murphy. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press. 12-55. Woof, Pamela. 1988. Dorothy Wordsworth, Writer. Grasmere: The Wordsworth Trust. Woof, Pamela. 1986. Dorothy Wordsworth, Writer. The Wordsworth Circle 17: 95-110. Woof, Pamela. 1992a. Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journals: the Patterns and Pressures of Composition. Romantic Revisions. Eds. Robert Brinkley and Keith Hanley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 169-90. Woof, Pamela. 2000. The Interesting in Dorothy Wordsworth’s Alfoxden Journal. The Wordsworth Circle 31: 48-55. Woof, Pamela. 2002. Introduction and Explanatory Notes to The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals. By Dorothy Wordsworth. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ix-xxix; 155-300. Woof, Pamela. 2008. William, Mary and Dorothy: The Wordsworths’ Continental Tour of 1820. Grasmere: The Wordsworth Trust. Woolf, Virginia. 1967. Collected Essays. Vol. 3. London: The Hogarth Press. Wu, Duncan, ed. 1997. Romantic Women Poets: An Anthology. Oxford, UK; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.
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Editors: Suzan van Dijk (create on 15 January 2013)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 15 January 2013)
Magdalena Ożarska (update on 20 February 2013)
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E 1 A Narrative concerning George and Sarah Green of the Parish of Grasmere, addressed to a Friend. (1808)
E 2 Alfoxden Journal (1897)
E 3 Excursion on the Banks of Ullswater and Excursion up Scawfell Pike (1825)
E 4 Grasmere Journal (1851)

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