The Marriage of Faith: Christianity in Jane Austen and William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth and Jane Austen, premier English Romantic poet and novelist, were baptized, confirmed, and buried (and for Wordsworth, married) in conformity with the Church of England. However, most twentieth-century critics interpret these writers' works outside the Christian realities with which their lives were much imbued.
The Church of England's liturgy has traditionally been based on Scripture, which these writers would have known. This book, then, links their faith to their works