Jane and Dorothy (Hardcover)
A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility: The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth
Pegasus Books, 9781681776781, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
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Jane and Dorothy uses each life to illuminate the other. For both women, financial security was paramount and whereas Jane Austen hoped to achieve this through her writing, rather than being dependent on her family, Dorothy made the opposite choice and put her creative powers to the use of her brilliant brother, with whom she lived all her adult life.
Though neither path would bring lasting fulfillment and independence, both women's mark on literary culture is undeniable. In this probing book, Marian Veevers discovers a crucial missing piece to the puzzle of Dorothy and William's relationship and addresses enduring myths surrounding the one man who seems to have stolen Jane's heart, only to break it . . .