The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals
by Dorothy Wordsworth, Pamela Woof
Editor: Oxford University Press
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“I went and sat down with W and walked back and forth in the orchard until dinnertime -, he read me his poemI roasted the steaks.Dorothy Wordsworth’s magazines are a unique testimony to his life with his brother William, at the time when he was living up to his poetic powers.Inestimable for the ideas they give in the everyday life of the poet and his friendship with Coleridge, they are also remarkable for their spontaneity and immediacy, and for the vivid descriptions of places, people, and incidents that inspired some of Wordsworth’s most beloved poems.Grasmere Journal began at Dove Cottage in May 1800 and kept for three years.Dorothy notes of walking and weather, friends, neighbors and beggars on the roads; she draws up the accounts of the garden, Wordsworth’s wedding, their concern for Coleridge, the composition of poetryThe earliest Alfoxden Journal was written in 1797-8, when the Wordsworths lived near Coleridge in Somerset.Not intended for publication, but to “give Wm Pleasure by her, in both magazines have a quality recognized by Wordsworth, when he wrote of Dorothy that she gave me eyes, she gave me ears”.This edition brings to the reader closer for the rushed flow of Dorothy and writing, rich in explanatory notes on the places and people described in the reviews.FOR THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has provided the widest range of literature from all over the world.Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to study, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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