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Romanticism: Life, Literature & Landscape

Portraits of S.T. Coleridge, P.B. Shelley, Lord Byron, W. Wordsworth (files from Wikimedia Commons)

The Library subscribes to a new database that provides online access to primary and secondary source material valuable to scholars and students studying William Wordsworth (1770-1850) and the English Romantic movement:

Romanticism: Life, Literature & Landscape

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The collection offers an insight into the working methods of the poet and the wider social, political and natural environment that shaped much of his work and that of his contemporaries. In addition, this collection makes available Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journals, Alfoxden diary and travel journals. Verse manuscripts and correspondence from leading Romanticists such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey are also made available.

The original documents in this resource include verse and prose manuscripts, printed verse, correspondence, diaries, travel journals, autograph albums, legal and financial records, guide books and annotations. Historical maps, an interactive map and 2,500 pieces of fine art have also been included and serve to contextualise the work of the writers and poets of the periode. Short biographies of William Wordsworth, members of his immediate family, and other important literary figures of the Romatic movement can be found in the section Literary Lifes.

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