File Name Armistead1891_2
Call Number DA 670 L1 A8 1891
Title Tales and Legends of the English Lakes. By the Late Wilson Armistead, author of "The Flora of Liverpool," etc.
Short Title Tales and Legends of the English Lakes.
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Imprint London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co. Glasgow: Thomas D. Morison. 1891.
Edition 2
Publication Date 1891
Volumes 1
Pages 290
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 289 p. ; 15 x 22cm. Publisher's cloth, pages uncut.
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            Tales and Legends of the English Lakes is a collection of poems and stories based on the folklore of the English Lake District. Some of the stories seem inspired by historical events but others are clearly fictional/mythical. All of the included material is romantic in tone and full of allusions to Arthurian legend. Many tales feature women in distress and in some cases women’s murders are graphically described. Ghosts and hauntings are also prevalent. In the preface to the work, Armistead emphasizes the cultural value of these legends: he argues that the Lake District’s natural beauty has drawn attention away from its history and traditions and claims that his volume will supply tourists whose curiosity ranges beyond the region’s impressive scenery (vi). In light of rapid technological change, Armistead insists on the importance of preserving the past. The SFU LDC holds a recently rebound copy; the book itself is in excellent condition.

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