Keats Northern Walking Tour June 25-August 6, 1818

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Keats Northern Walking Tour June 25-August 6, 1818 Slide 2 Background Keats was 22 when he accepted Charles Browns invitation to undertake a walking tour of approximately 2000 miles through northern England and Scotland, with a diversion to northern Ireland. Keats letters and poems of the 1818 walking tour were intended to entertain his brothers and friends. Part of a tradition of travel writing started by Samuel Johnson and Boswell who wrote a guide book about their travels to Scotland. Popularity of travel literature at this time Slide 3 Background Keatss journey was defined in part by what he had read and heard about the places he was visiting The journey falls into essentially two episodes: the visit to the Lake District and the visits to Scotland and briefly Ireland. Relationship between the tour and Keatss conception of himself as a poet. He saw the tour as essential to his development as a poet. Slide 4 Map of Keats Walking Tour Slide 5 Lancaster Slide 6 Kendal Slide 7 Map of the Lake District Slide 8 The Lake District Slide 9 Lake Windermere Slide 10 Rydal Mount Slide 11 Dove Cottage Slide 12 Helm Craig Slide 13 Castlerigg: The Druid Circle Slide 14 Skiddaw Slide 15 Scotland Slide 16 Dumfries: St. Michaels Churchyard Burns Mausoleum (Keats wrote This mortal body here) Slide 17 Dundrennan Abbey Slide 18 Map of Northern Ireland Slide 19 Donaghadee Slide 20 Belfast Slide 21 Back to Scotland: Ailsa Craig Slide 22 Alloway Robert Burns Cottage (Keats wrote This mortal body of a thousand days here) Slide 23 Glascow Cathedral Slide 24 Loch Lomand Slide 25 Mull Slide 26 Iona Slide 27 Staffa Slide 28 Fingals Cave Slide 29 Oban Slide 30 Ben Nevis (Keats wrote Read me a lesson muse) Slide 31 Loch Ness Slide 32 Inverness Beauly Priory Slide 33 Inverness (Keats took coach from here to return to London) Slide 34 Epilogue Keats was back in London by August 18. He returned early because he was ill. He found his brother Tom critically ill and took care of him until he died in December. Keats began writing Hyperion. Slide 35 </p>