Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. 'We had hopes that pointed to the clouds': the Alps and the Poetics of Ascent -- 2. 'A volcano heard afar': Vesuvius, Etna, and the Poetics of Depth -- 3. 'The region of beauty and delight': Re-imagining the Polar Sublime -- 4. 'The lone and level sands': Romanticism and the Desert -- 5. 'My purpose was humbler, but also higher': Thomas De Quincey at the Final Frontier -- Bibliography -- Index.
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