This essay deals with the theme of landscape and of course nature in Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters written during a short residence in Denmark, Sweden and Norway (1796). I have analysed this travel book written by a female writer and philosopher during her residence in those Northern counties during the summer of 1796. I have first considered both the real motives and personal ones that had caused her to go alone so far North. Second, I focused on her interest and relationship with nature (Mother Nature) and that peculiar nature charactering the Northern landscape as well as the use she made of concepts such as Beautiful, Sublime (as defined by E. Burke). She preferred to use Picturesque, following Gilpin’s theory, in order to create an assent both variety and continuity, so reconciling the dichotomy.

Through Female eyes: Mary Wollstonecraft's A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark

PONTRANDOLFO, Luisa
2007

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This essay deals with the theme of landscape and of course nature in Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters written during a short residence in Denmark, Sweden and Norway (1796). I have analysed this travel book written by a female writer and philosopher during her residence in those Northern counties during the summer of 1796. I have first considered both the real motives and personal ones that had caused her to go alone so far North. Second, I focused on her interest and relationship with nature (Mother Nature) and that peculiar nature charactering the Northern landscape as well as the use she made of concepts such as Beautiful, Sublime (as defined by E. Burke). She preferred to use Picturesque, following Gilpin’s theory, in order to create an assent both variety and continuity, so reconciling the dichotomy.
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