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Saeko Yoshikawa

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621181

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621181.001.0001

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The First World War and the Lake District

The First World War and the Lake District

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(p.155) Chapter Five The First World War and the Lake District
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William Wordsworth and Modern Travel
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Saeko Yoshikawa

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621181.003.0006

Chapter 5 reveals how the Great War of 1914–1918 produced a remarkable upturn in Wordsworth’s reputation, and how it had an inescapable impact on the cultural landscape of the Lake District. For obvious reasons, Wordsworth’s sonnets on liberty and independence had strong public appeal, and his sense of crisis during the war with Napoleonic France was shared by many who stood against Germany. Equally, Wordsworth’s poetry and the Lake scenery offered consolation and relief at a time of widespread tension, anxiety, and horror. When hostilities ended, Wordsworth’s association with the Lake scenery, combined with his patriotic revival during the war, produced the idea of the Lakeland mountains as a stronghold of national liberty. Twelve mountains were donated to the National Trust to be preserved as war memorials, and public free access to them were also secured.

Keywords:   The First World War, patriotic revival, national liberty, war memorials, preservation, free access, National Trust, Lakeland mountains, consolation

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