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Download The Grasmere Journals Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Wordsworth Narrator: Emma Fielding Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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This is perhaps one of the best-loved of all journals. William Wordsworth's sister, Dorothy, began it in May 1800 and resolved to keep it for a short time. She continued it for nearly three years.

In it, she brought the Dove Cottage years to vivid and intimate life. She noted the walks and weather, the friends, country neighbours, and travellers on the roads. She set down accounts of the garden, of Wordsworthï ï ï 's marriage, their concern for Coleridge, and the composition of Wordsworth's poetry.

Readings of some of Wordsworth's poems form the last part of this recording. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carole | 11/16/2012

    " This provides amazing insights into the life and work of Wordsworth (William) through the eyes, heart and mind of his sister, who informed his development as a writer in ways that anyone interested in William Wordsworth should know about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 11/28/2010

    " Interesting if you read it like poetry. Dorothy could have been just as good a poet as her brother, I think. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855) was a Romantic poet and prose writer and the sister of one of the period’s most famous poets, William Wordsworth. Dorothy was an avid naturalist and many of her works explore themes of nature. Though she did not publish during her lifetime, many of her journals and poems have been published posthumously. In later years, she struggled with addictions to opium and laudanum, and William acted as her main caretaker as her health deteriorated until his death in 1850. She died five years later.

About the Narrator

Emma Fielding has narrated numerous audiobooks and earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is an award-winning actress who has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and plays. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, she has worked for the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has also appeared on Broadway, in Private Lives, and in the West End, in Rock ’n’ Roll.