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The Calenture: Gilbert and Wordsworth

Paul Cheshire

in William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of 'The Hurricane'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941206
eISBN:
9781789629439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941206.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wordsworth acknowledged Gilbert’s ‘admirable’ prose ‘description of the Calenture’ – a delirium affecting seafarers – as a source for a passage in ‘The Brothers’. Wordsworth’s fascination with ... More


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