Dorothy Wordsworth

Tuesday 19th July 2022 at 10.30am

Lecturer: Annalie Talent

2021 marks the 250th anniversary of Dorothy Wordsworth’s birth.  Often thought of merely as sister to a more famous sibling, Dorothy deserves to be remembered in her own right.  Although she never actively sought publication, she was a talented writer, who responded with sensitivity and precision to the world around her. This lecture will explore not only Dorothy’s life, but will focus, in particular, on her key contribution to English Romantic literature; the journal she wrote whilst living at Dove Cottage in Grasmere.