Non-Fiction Books:

The West Country As A Literary Invention

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

The West Country As A Literary Invention

Putting Fiction in its Place



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The West Country As A Literary Invention by Simon Trezise
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


Is the "West Country" on the map or in the mind? Is it the south-west peninsula of Britain or a semi-mythical country offering a home for those in pursuit of the romance of wrecking, smuggling and a rural Golden Age? This book investigates these questions in the context of the relationship between place and writing, discussing Thomas Hardy's Wessex; R.D. Blackmore's Exmoor and "Lorna Doone"; Charles Kingsley, whose "Westward Ho!" became a Devon place-name; Sabine Baring-Gould of Dartmoor, recorder and inventor of West Country folk-tales; and Parson Hawker of Morwenstowe, an inventor of the Cornish King Arthur.

Author Biography

The late Simon Trezise was a lecturer in literature at the University of Exeter and had worked as a Tutor-Counsellor for the Open University. He lived and worked in many parts of the West Country.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
University of Exeter Press
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...