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Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798 Resources


BBC recording of Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey"
This link has recordings of several Wordsworth poems, including "Tintern Abbey."


The Poet

A picture of the young William Wordsworth.

Tintern Abbey

An aerial photo of Tintern Abbey in Wales.

Tintern Abbey

A photo of Tintern Abbey with the forested mountains behind.

Historical Documents

Scholarly Electronic Editions of the Lyrical Ballads

This website provides electronic versions of all of the early editions of the Lyrical Ballads.

Wordsworth's "Preface to Lyrical Ballads"

This is where Wordsworth lays out his poetic manifesto, which calls for poetry that uses clear, unpretentious language on common, everyday subjects.


Dorothy Wordsworth's Return to Tintern Abbey

This is an article by James Soderholm about the poem Dorothy Wordsworth later wrote about her visit to Tintern Abbey.

"Tintern Abbey" and the "Spiritual Presence of Absent Things"

This is an article by Mary Herrington-Perry from Indiana University.

"Therefore Am I Still": The Poet's Authority in "Tintern Abbey"

This is a chapter from a book called Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn by John Rieder.


Tintern Abbey photos and history

Tintern Abbey is a real place! It is, indeed, on the River Wye, in Southeast Wales in the United Kingdom. Check out the photos and history of the area on this site.

Wye Valley Information

The Wye River Valley is still renowned for its natural beauty. This website has tourist information (in case you want to plan a trip), photos, and details about the region.

Map of Southeast Wales

In case you're wondering where, exactly, Tintern is located relative to the rest of the UK, check out this map. Tintern is north of Cardiff in southeast Wales.


History and scenery at Tintern Abbey
This is a longer video (~10 minutes) of Tintern Abbey with some information about the history of the site.

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