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Guide to the Lakes

William Wordsworth and Saeko Yoshikawa

24 November 2022

ISBN: 9780198848097

352 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes gives a first-hand account of his feelings about the unique countryside that was the source of his inspiration. He addresses concerns that are relevant today, such as how the growing number of visitors, and the money they might bring, would affect such a small and vulnerable landscape.

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Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes gives a first-hand account of his feelings about the unique countryside that was the source of his inspiration. He addresses concerns that are relevant today, such as how the growing number of visitors, and the money they might bring, would affect such a small and vulnerable landscape.

  • It is more than 110 years since Ernest de Selincourt published his annotated edition of Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes (1906), and it is 40 years since that book was last reissued in 1977
  • An introduction explores how Wordsworth's Guide has had a far-reaching influence on the modern concept of legally-protected landscape
  • Includes revised annotation and an updated bibliography, covering the history of tourism and conservation
  • A timely and much needed contribution to re-imagining Wordsworth for the twenty-first century

About the Author(s)

William Wordsworth and Saeko Yoshikawa, Professor in the Department of English Studies at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Saeko Yoshikawa is professor in the Department of English Studies at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, with a particular interest in English Romanticism, William Wordsworth, and Lake District tourism. Her first book, William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900 (2014), explored numerous Victorian guidebooks to the Lake District and discussed their role as a mediator in disseminating the Wordsworthian way of appreciating the natural world. She has also published several articles on Wordsworth's Guide and his poetry from the viewpoints of literary tourism, nature writing, and environmentalism.

Table of Contents

    Map
    List of Illustrations
    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of William Wordsworth
    A GUIDE THROUGH THE DISTRICT OF THE LAKES (1835)
    Explanatory Notes
    Glossary of Selected Persons and Places

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