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William Wordsworth and Modern Travel: Railways, Motorcars and the Lake District, 1830-1940

Saeko Yoshikawa

Abstract

This book explores William Wordsworth’s pervasive influence on the tourist landscapes of the Lake District throughout the age of transport revolutions, popular tourism, and the Great 1914-18 War. It reveals how Wordsworth’s response to railways was not a straightforward matter of opposition and protest; his ideas were taken up by advocates and opponents of railways, and through their controversies had a surprising impact on the earliest motorists as they sought a language to describe the liberty and independence of their new mode of travel. Once the age of motoring was underway, the outbreak o ... More

Keywords: Lake District, William Wordsworth, transport revolutions, popular tourism, national heritage, cultural landscape, preservation, First World War, pedestrianism, Romantic legacies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621181
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621181.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saeko Yoshikawa, author