Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855), William's sister, had a close relationship with her brother and was an important member of his creative circle. Dorothy collaborated with her brother and was herslef a poet, though she is best remembered for her journals and correspondence.
The Grasmere and Alfoxden journals. Edited by Paula Woolf. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth. Edited by E. De Selincourt. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1970.
Letters of Dorothy Wordsworth: a selection. Edited by Alan G. Hill. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985.
Gittings, Robert, and Jo Manton. Dorothy Wordsworth. Clarendon Press, 1985.
Gunn, Elizabeth. A passion for the particular: Dorothy Wordsworth, a portrait. Gollancz, 1981.
Healey, Nicola. Dorothy Wordsworth and Hartley Coleridge: the poetics of relationship. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Maclean, Catherine Macdonald. Dorothy and William Wordsworth. Cambridge University Press, 1927.
Note: Presentation copy to Edward M. Rowe.
Wilson, Frances. The ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth. Faber and Faber, 2008.
Cervelli, Kenneth R. Dorothy Wordsworth’s ecology. Routledge, 2007.
Levin, Susan M. Dorothy Wordsworth & romanticism. Revised edition. McFarland & Co., 2009.
Smith, Ken Edward. Dorothy Wordsworth and the profession of authorship: a critical commentary on her letters, journals, life writing, and poetry. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
Woof, Pamela. Dorothy Wordsworth: wonders of the everyday. Wordsworth Trust, 2013.