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Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson
Jonathan Ring

Frances Wilson is a critic, a journalist, and the author of several works of nonfiction, including Literary Seductions; The Courtesan’s Revenge; The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, which won the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize in 2009; How to Survive the Titanic, the winner of the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography in 2012, and Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2016. She lives in London with her daughter.

Frances Wilson

Guilty Thing

Frances Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

National Book Critics Circle Award, Biographers International Organization Plutarch Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

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Literary Seductions

Frances Wilson
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

We have all surrendered ourselves to the world that writing creates. Eudora Welty once observed that her mother read the works of Charles Dickens in the same spirit with which she would have eloped...

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The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth

Frances Wilson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Described by the writer and opium addict Thomas De Quincey as "the very wildest . . . person I have ever known," DorothyWordsworth was neither the self-effacing spinster nor the sacrificial saint...

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