Digital Scholarly Edition of “Tintern Abbey” by William Wordsworth
This tool offers an annotated digital scholarly edition of Wordsworth’s “Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey: On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour, July 13, 1798,” as it first appeared in Lyrical Ballads (1798). As the introduction to the edition states:
Since the Wye Valley landscape located in the borderlands between England and Wales is so crucial to the poem’s composition and content, annotations and media highlight the loco-descriptive features of the poem in order to shed light on and encourage further investigation into the role of place in this poem. These annotations are augmented with citations to the most influential scholarship on the poem, extensive literary analysis, other critical editions of the poem, links to digital manuscripts, and various other forms of visual media, including historical maps of the area, artwork from throughout the ages, and current high-resolution photos, videos, and 360° street-view images that capture the Wye Valley landscape.