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Read My Heart: A Love Story in England's Age of Revolution
 
 
Author
Jane Dunn.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9781400042838
Pages/Publication Date 413/2008
Daedalus Item Code 14204
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When Sir William Temple (1628–99) and Dorothy Osborne (1627–95) 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 40 years. Mining the Temples' own extraordinary writings—including Dorothy's letters, hailed by Virginia Woolf as one of the glories of English literature—Jane Dunn gives us a captivating dual biography, the first to examine Dorothy's life as an intellectual equal to her diplomat husband.
 
 
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