Like her more famous brother William, Dorothy Wordsworth was also an important writer. Yet her work has only found a wide readership in recent years. First appearing in 1987, this book was the first full-length scholarly study of the author and was also the first to collect her poems, discovered at Dove cottage and in other libraries. This new edition adds critical readings based on the latest research into Wordsworth's life and work and will further the argument for her place among the important writers of Romanticism.
Susan M. Levin is professor and director of Literature and Communications at Stevens Institute of Technology and the performer of a recital, Songs by Women Composers: 1650 to the Present.