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The Lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth: A Tale of Sense and Sensibility?

Dove Cottage & Garden

06 February 2018
2.00 - 3.00pm

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This event is now SOLD OUT. Please contact us on 015394 35544 if you would like to be added to the waiting list in case of cancellations.

We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together, accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are twelve Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, six in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff on a topic of their choice. This afternoon, Marian Veevers, Dove Cottage Guide, presents a comparison of the lives of Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of William Wordsworth and his friends.  In this talk Marian will consider the two women within the frame of Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility.  Do Jane and Dorothy embody the qualities of the heroines? And how did their different characters affect the lives they led?

Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)

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