Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland

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Yale University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 233 pages
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In the late summer and early autumn of 1803, Dorothy Wordsworth undertook an extraordinary 663-mile journey through the Scottish Lowlands and southwestern Highlands, with her brother William and, for a short time, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. On their return home, she recorded, with warmth, wit and crisp imagery, her recollections of the adventures, sights and unspoiled, romantic landscape of the tour. Her engaging "journal" is now republished in this beautiful volume that provides remarkable black-and-white photographs of the Scottish scenes described. Carol Kyros Walker has captured the essence of these places in a photographic essay that follows each week of Wordsworth's recollections. Walker also contributes an introduction to locate events of the journey within their historical setting and to explain the significance of this trip for the three participants; a discussion of Dorothy Wordsworth's skills as a writer; extensive notes to clarify her many allusions; and a map of the itinerary.
 

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Contents

Falls of the Clyde
59
Hamilton House
70
Rocks and Castle
79
nnan
86
SECOND WEEK
86
DAY PAGE
91
ell
93
DAY PAGE
100
FOURTH WEEK
156
Lord Breadalbanes grounds
162
76
166
it 81
184
SIXTH WEEK
208
Vale of JedFerniehurst
214
Appendices
219
Index
227

Coleridge resolves to
115
Road to Inverary
120
Loch Awe
131

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About the author (1997)

Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (1771 1855) was an English author, poet and diarist.

Walker is an artist in residence at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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