Romantic Geography

Wordsworth and Anglo-European Spaces

  • Authors
  • Michael Wiley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Wiley
    Pages 18-47
  3. Michael Wiley
    Pages 48-78
  4. Michael Wiley
    Pages 79-120
  5. Michael Wiley
    Pages 143-176
  6. Michael Wiley
    Pages 177-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-212

About this book


Grounded in historical sources and informed by recent work in cultural, sociological, geographical and spatial studies, Romantic Geography illuminates the nexus between imaginative literature and geography in William Wordsworth's poetry and prose. It shows that eighteenth-century social and political interest groups contested spaces through maps, geographical commentaries and travel literature; and that by configuring 'utopian' landscapes Wordsworth himself participated in major social and political controversies in post-French Revolutionary England.


England lyric poetry revolution Romanticism Wordsworth

Bibliographic information