Mountain gloom and mountain glory

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mountain gloom and mountain glory

Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory by Marjorie Hope Nicolson

To English poets and writers of the seventeenth century, as to their predecessors, mountains were ugly protuberances which disfigured nature and threatened the symmetry of earth; they were symbols Gods wrath. Yet, less than two centuries later the romantic poets sang in praise of mountain splendor, of glorious heights that stirred their souls to divine ecstasy. In this very readable and fascinating study, Marjorie Hope Nicolson considers the intellectual renaissance at the close of the seventeenth century that caused the shift from mountain gloom to mountain glory. She examines various writers from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries and traces both the causes and the process of this drastic change in perception.
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The monograph in which Nicolson sought to solve this problem—drawing together poetry, theology, and natural philosophy—has gone on to attain the rare status of a sixty-year-old academic text which is still regularly cited to this day. Its surtitle, as much as anything else— Mountain Gloom and Mountain Glory —is now emblematic of a Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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