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

Saeko Yoshikawa


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saeko Yoshikawa, author