Wordsworth and the Cultivation of Women

Wordsworth and the Cultivation of Women

eBook - 1994
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University of California Press
Focusing on the poems of Wordsworth's "Great Decade," feminist critics have tended to see Wordsworth as an exploiter of women and "feminine" perspectives. In this original and provocative book, Judith Page examines works from throughout Wordsworth's long career to offer a more nuanced feminist account of the poet's values. She asks questions about Wordsworth and women from the point of view of the women themselves and of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century culture. Making extensive use of family letters, journals, and other documents, as well as unpublished material by the poet's daughter Dora Wordsworth, Page presents Wordsworth as a poet not defined primarily by egotistical sublimity but by his complicated and conflicted endorsement of domesticity and familial life.

Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1994
ISBN: 9780585251301
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 200 p.) : ill


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