Observations during a tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland

Radcliffe, Ann (2015) Observations during a tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland. Bookcase, Carlisle, UK.

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Abstract

In 1794, Ann Radcliffe set off on a tour of the Lake District. She was at the very height of her fame, having already published three of her most successful Gothic novels. Her 'Observations during a Tour to the Lakes' provides an important stepping-stone in the journey from picturesque tourism to Wordsworth's development of a poetics of place from 1799 onwards. Though 'Observations' has been marginalised within subsequent accounts of Lakes literature, it was well-known in Romantic contexts and remained at the forefront of cultural accounts of the Lakes for many years, informing both Thomas De Quincey and John Keats's expectations about the region prior to their own encounters with this landscape.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Bookcase
ISBN: 9781904147824
Departments: Pre June 2020 Academic Departments and Services > Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 12:24
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:11
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1728

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