Posted by kathleen (elder) on July 21, 1997 at 14:55:39:
In reply to No, Thank you! posted by Caroline on July 21, 1997 at 11:45:41
] Thank you, Kathleen, for reminding me about Dorothy! I have never read her diary. I'm afraid I had her brother rammed down my throat so much at school! However, I know the Lake District quite well.
] Is her diary interesting enough to go in the bibliography?And can you think of any other contemporary writers who might be added to our list?
I think it might be -- one critic complained that it includes too much of the mundane, the everyday detail, but another thought that made it more interesting.
There is a 2-volume set titled "Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth" edited by E. de Selincourt. There is also a smaller single-volume called "The Grasmere Journals: Dorothy Wordsworth" edited by Pamela Woof. Dorothy was a great walker (Miss Bingley would not have approved!), and there is a lot of mention about how much she helped William.
I can't think of any other writers right now, but if I do I will let you know!
Note: the Lake District is one of my favorite vacation places. I went there on a 2-week hiking tour four summers ago, and I will be there again over Christmas for a 1-week tour with the same guides (English Adventures -- they have an internet site at http://www.walks-uk.demon.co.uk).
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