A Bibliography of William Wordsworth

Author: Mark L. Reed
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316139549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The publishing history of William Wordsworth's writings is complex and often obscure. These two volumes set out, for the first time, a comprehensive, detailed bibliographic description of every edition of Wordsworth's writings up to 1930. The great variety of forms in which readers encountered both authorized and unauthorized texts by Wordsworth is revealed, not only as produced during his lifetime but also during the years of his largest sales, popularity and influence, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The bibliography provides new information about hundreds of printings and their internal and external designs, processes of production, sales, contents and variant texts and illustrations. More than a record of the transmission and reception of Wordsworth and his writings, it offers invaluable new data for the study of British publishing history and the reception and readership of British Romantic literature.

William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism 1820 1900

Author: Saeko Yoshikawa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134767927
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In her study of the opening of the English Lake District to mass tourism, Saeko Yoshikawa examines William Wordsworth’s role in the rise and development of the region as a popular destination. For the middle classes on holiday, guidebooks not only offered practical information, but they also provided a fresh motive and a new model of appreciation by associating writers with places. The nineteenth century saw the invention of Robert Burns’s and Walter Scott’s Borders, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Brontë Country as holiday locales for the middle classes. Investigating the international cult of Wordsworthian tourism, Yoshikawa shows both how Wordsworth’s public celebrity was constructed through the tourist industry and how the cultural identity of the Lake District was influenced by the poet’s presence and works. Informed by extensive archival work, her book provides an original case study of the contributions of Romantic writers to the invention of middle-class tourism and the part guidebooks played in promoting the popular reputations of authors.

Lyric Impressions

Author: Elizabeth Ott
ISBN: 9781469629070
Format: PDF, ePub
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The period known as the long nineteenth century, stretching between the cataclysmic events of the French Revolution and World War I, was one of radical transformations in technology, education, and global politics for England. William Wordsworth, as one of the defining voices of the Romantic era, wrestled with issues of modernity emerging from a culture hopeful for progress yet anxious about the legacy of the past. For readers who saw their world in constant flux, Wordsworth offered the poetic consolation that the material and natural worlds could be understood through contemplation. This catalog documents the exhibition Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century, inspired by the William Wordsworth Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. The Wordsworth Collection comprises nearly comprehensive lifetime editions of the poet's writings and numerous and varied print editions of his work into the twentieth century. Its core is the 1,700 volumes assembled by Wordsworth scholar and UNC Professor Emeritus, Mark L. Reed, III in the course of compiling A Bibliography of William Wordsworth, 1787-1930 (Cambridge, 2013). Arranged alongside related materials drawn from across the Rare Book Collection, these diverse Wordsworth volumes illuminate the physical and cultural landscape of England in the nineteenth century, highlighting the conditions that precipitated Romantic literature and have ensured its enduring popularity.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

Author: Charles Mahoney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390643
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available