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Wordsworth and Railways

Saeko Yoshikawa

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621181
eISBN:
9781800341814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621181.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter offers a wide-ranging reappraisal of the controversy provoked by the projected Kendal and Windermere Railway in the years 1844 to 1847. It re-examines Wordsworth’s motives for entering ... More


The Railway Controversy in Wordsworth’s Lake District

Saeko Yoshikawa

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621181
eISBN:
9781800341814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621181.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 explores how Wordsworth’s anti-railway arguments were variously redeployed by the Victorian conservationists, such as John Ruskin, Hardwick Drummond Rawnsley, and Gordon Wordsworth, all of ... More


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