File Name Hodge1957
Call Number DA 670 L1 H6 1957
Title Enjoying the Lakes: From Post-chaise to National Park. By Edmund Hodge.
Short Title Enjoying the Lakes.
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Dedication For Kenneth Bell and also for Herbert Bell
Imprint Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh: Tweeddale Court. London: 39A Welbeck Street, W.I. First Published . . 1957 Printed in Great Britain by T. and A. Constable Ltd., Edinburgh, for Oliver and Boyd Ltd., Edinburgh
Edition 1
Publication Date 1957
Volumes 1
Pages 232
Copies 1
SFU Catalogue Original Bibliography 221 p. : ill.
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Title URI http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2109672
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Enjoying the Lakes is a history of English attitudes towards natural scenery. It emphasizes the changing role of mountains in the English imagination: beginning with such eighteenth-century observers as Pennant, Gray, and West, Edmund Hodge explains how a deep-rooted fear of mountains grew into positive enthusiasm by the twentieth century. Hodge draws on cultural, social, and political history, and few of the region’s literary figures escape his consideration (though he suggests that Wordsworth’s impact on Lake District tourism has been overstated [94]). In the later chapters of the book, he explains the founding of the National Park and ruminates on the ongoing challenge of balancing the demand for access with the duty of preservation. Hodge writes for an educated audience; casual readers may find his argument difficult to follow on account of its denseness and frequent digressions. Twenty-seven black-and-white illustrations are included with the text, most of which are reproductions of eighteenth-century engravings. The SFU LDC copy is in excellent condition, bound in green cloth with green paper jacket. 

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Plate Count 27
Map Count 5
Illustrations Black and White Only
Photographs Black and White Only
Tables No
Binding Colour Green
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