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William Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes" and the Geographical Tradition

Ian Whyte
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Vol. 32, No. 1 (Mar., 2000), pp. 101-106
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20004041
Page Count: 6
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William Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes" and the Geographical Tradition
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Abstract

Wordsworth's "Guide to the Lakes" has not been considered in the context of the development of geography in Britain during the early nineteenth century. This paper examines its distinctive approach to the description and analysis of landscape and locates it within the literature of geography, arguing that it was one of the first systematic geographical studies of a region within the British Isles.

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