Read My Heart
A Love Story in England's Age of Revolution Library ed [CD-Audio/MP3 Edition]
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Read My Heart by Jane Dunn
Book DescriptionWhen Sir William Temple (1628-1699) and Dorothy Osborne (1627-1695) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families-parliamentarians and royalists, respectively-did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times. Surviving the political chaos of the era, the Black Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the deaths of all their nine children, William and Dorothy made a life together for more than forty years. Drawing upon extensive research and the Temples' own extraordinary writings-including Dorothy's dazzling letters, one of the glories of English literature-Jane Dunn gives us an utterly captivating dual biography, the first to examine Dorothy's life as an intellectual equal to her diplomat husband. While she has been known to posterity as the very symbol of upper-class, seventeenth-century domestic English life, Dunn makes clear that she was a woman of great complexity, of passion and brilliance, noteworthy far beyond her role as a wife and mother. The remarkable story of William and Dorothy's life together-illuminated here by the author's insight and her vivid sense of place and time-offers a rare glimpse into the heart and spirit of one of the most turbulent and intriguing eras in British history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400139675
(178mm x 178mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Tantor Media, Inc
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Publish Date: 14-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jane Dunn
Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters, Paperback (February 2014)
Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography.
Read My Heart, Paperback (May 2009)
From the bestselling author of 'Elizabeth and Mary', the remarkable love story of Dorothy Osborne and Sir William Temple, set against the turbulence and romance of 17th-century England.
Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Jane Dunn
* A moving and important book on the relationship between two remarkable sisters who jointly created the Bloomsbury Group * 'It is almost too true and too moving to be read by a close relation' Quentin Bell
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Author Biography - Jane Dunn
Jane Dunn is the author of a number of historical books, including "Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens." Wanda McCaddon has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audio publishers and has earned more than twenty-five Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine. She has also won a coveted Audie Award, and "AudioFile" has named her one of recording's Golden Voices.
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