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The Resource O joy for me! : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802, Keir Davidson

O joy for me! : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802, Keir Davidson

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O joy for me! : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802
Title
O joy for me!
Title remainder
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802
Statement of responsibility
Keir Davidson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until the mid-eighteenth century, Britain’s barren mountains were regarded with fear by all thoughtful people. The romantic movement, with its cult of the ‘sublime’ and of the ‘picturesque’, modified this perception, and the mountainous regions of Wales, the Lake District, and even Scotland, became fashionable to visit and to admire for their ‘beauty, horror and immensity’. But these tourists never left the well-beaten and recommended path. They did not venture into the hills themselves. Only miners and quarrymen, or shepherds with sheep to find, or pack-horse drivers did that. And when the first eccentric visitors asked to be guided to the summits the locals were amazed and bemused. When Coleridge, wild, unconventional and physically fearless, arrived to join the Wordsworths in the Lakes in 1799, he immediately set out onto the high fells on his own. His records of these explorations, in his notes and in letters, particularly to his beloved but unattainable Sara Hutchinson, provide a totally new and modern appreciation and understanding of the mountain landscape. Helvellyn, Skiddaw and most of the now popular summits were visited by him alone, without maps or any equipment beyond his notebook in which he scribbled his impressions and his reactions—‘O joy for me’ he jotted on first seeing Ullswater from the top of Great Dodd. It was not till the very end of the nineteenth century that solitary walking on the fells became acceptable, and then, almost overnight, universally popular and fashionable. This book explores and explains the experiences of a true pioneer and one of Britain’s greatest and most remarkable creative spirits
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Davidson, A. K.
Dewey number
  • 796.51094278
  • 821/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • GV199.44.G72
  • PR4483
LC item number
  • L343 2018
  • .D38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
  • Hiking
  • Mountains
  • Mountains
  • Poets, English
  • Friendship
  • Hiking
  • Homes
  • Mountains
  • Mountains
  • Poets, English
  • England
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O joy for me! : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802, Keir Davidson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1064940611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781912242054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
O joy for me! : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the origins of fell-walking in the Lake District, 1790-1802, Keir Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1064940611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781912242054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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