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Kathleen Jones unfolds the untold story of the famous poet trio through “A Passionate Sisterhood”

The melody that the famous poets showcase in their writings often shadows the troubles face in their daily lives. Often it is said that behind every successful man there is a woman, but the woman concerned there remains behind the curtain. Kathleen Jones tries to go a bit different regarding Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey at least, and “A Passionate Sisterhood” is what she could write about the home life of the poet trio, and the women in their lives. In this group biography of the women who featured in the lives of the poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey, Kathleen Jones takes us into the kitchens, sickrooms, and eventually the madwoman's attics of these major Romantic households. The image of the familiar rustic idyll of Romantic poetry depends upon the bracing way these women bore the brunt of domestic realities. Their letters and journals form the basis for an illuminating new account of their interconnected lives their passionate attachments, jealousies, the deaths of children, the realities of chronic ill health at the same time contributing to our understanding of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey as all too fallible human beings. The Wordsworths lived at Grasmere, the Coleridges and Southeys twelve miles away at Keswick and the women created a kind of extended family that kept the group together long after the men had ceased to be friends. Based on necessity, it was far from the harmonious rustic idyll of the myth. Dorothy Wordsworth's consuming love for her brother William forced Mary, his wife, to compete for her husband's affections for more than forty years. When Coleridge fell in love with Mary's sister, Sarah Coleridge found herself abandoned with three small children, forced to live on the charity of her brother-in-law Robert Southey. The relationships of the Lake Poets, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey have become a romantic literary myth. The letters and journals of their sisters, wives and daughters form the basis for this illuminating new account of their interconnected lives - their passionate attachments, petty jealousies, and deaths of children - and contribute to a greater understanding of the poets. This goes without saying that you will just go for it, and RightBooks.in lands you that opportunity. Be here at www.rightbooks.in/product_details.asp?pid=9781860494925&Passionate Sisterhood to get it now.

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