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A pedestrian tour through North Wales, in a series of letters by J Hucks

A pedestrian tour through North Wales, in a series of letters
Title:
A pedestrian tour through North Wales, in a series of letters
Author:
J Hucks
ISBN:
0708307035
ISBN13:
978-0708307038
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Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Wales Press; Facsimile edition (1979)
Pages:
114 pages
PDF size:
1210 kb
FB2 size:
1125 kb
EPUB size:
1619 kb
0708307035

Reviews:
  • Owomed
This small volume is the first new edition after over two centuries of a privately published collection of letters of Joseph Hucks. To say that Hucks is little known would be a major exaggeration - he is completely forgotten. His only claim to being included in any studies in literary history is his walking tour of Northern Wales he took in the summer of 1795 with Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Coleridge's participation in the trip makes the book valuable for any scholars interested in the Romanticism. We have an extensive report of the talks Hucks had with Coleridge, we can see the future Romantic poet in very private situations. Yet the value of this volume is bigger - Hucks and Coleridge were one of the first Romantic "tourists" to venture into Wales. Hucks' views may be quite simplistic yet they reflect the way the English of the late 18th century saw Wales.
For many the most interesting part of the volume will be an extensive and extremely well-researched introduction. Hucks died in 1800 at the age of 28, leaving behind apart from this volume only a selection of "Poems" published in 1798. Everyone interested in his works and life simply must resort to this volume because there is no information on him anywhere else.
Quite obviously, this book is little else but a curiosity. Still, if you are interested in Coleridge or more broadly in the early Romantic era, this is a volume you should look up in your studies.
  • MisterMax
The book is a good travelogue which gives descriptions
of the peoples and the environment of Wales. Also,
the other person on this trip is a young Samuel Taylor
Coleridge. His presence away from the Lake District
of England and before he became famous
alone is worth the time spent reading this work.