Wordsworth Trust Books

Savage Grandeur and Noblest Thoughts



2010 marked the bicentenary of William Wordsworth's Guide to the Lake District, first published anonymously in 1810.
Our book, Savage Grandeur & Noblest Thoughts explores the work of the artists and writers who sought to depict and describe the area of the Lakes between 1750 - 1820.

A growing appreciation of mountain scenery, the rise of watercolour and new printing techniques were major factors affecting the ways that the Lake District was discovered by artists and their public.
At the same time, the Lakes inspired writers to compose poems, travel narratives and guidebooks on this previously "hidden" area of Britain.
These themes are brought together in this beautifully illustrated catalogue. It also contains two introductory essays by Cecilia Powell and Stephen Hebron.

Published by The Wordsworth Trust. 2010



Weight 920g