Books by Frances Wilson

GUILTY THING by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A new, but not revisionist, portrait of a troubled artist."
The trials and passions of the romantic essayist and memoirist. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"An up-and-down history of an intriguing figure."
Wilson (The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, 2009) tells the story of the Titanic's polarizing owner, who was aboard the vessel and survived its fatal 1912 collision with an iceberg. Read full book review >
THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY WORDSWORTH by Frances Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2009

"An often lyrical ballad with some superfluous, unmelodious stanzas."
Wilson continues her examination of the fraught terrain where sex and literature meet (Literary Seductions, 2000, etc.) in a bleak biography of the celebrated poet's unmarried sister. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"A fascinating, sometimes bumpy ride through the more grotesque regions of literary experience, for lovers of the half-rhyme between books and sex."
English critic Wilson's study of several notoriously intense couplings shows how certain literary obsessions—assimilating the world through reading, sustaining oneself through writing—become interchangeable with heterosexual passion. Read full book review >