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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.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 June, 2007.