William Howitt, Australia and the ‘Green Language’


William Howitt, poet, man of letters, journalist and editor, was born in 1792 in Heanor, Derbyshire, and spent the first four decades of his life in this and the Nottingham region, before moving to the outskirts of London in 1836. After publishing several volumes of poetry with his wife Mary, The Forest Minstrel, and Other Poems (1823) and The Desolation of Eyam: The Emigrant, a Tale of the American Woods: and Other Poems (1827), William turned to a more successful form of prose publication beginning with The Book of the Seasons (1831).

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Published 1 November 2014 in Volume 29 No. 4. Subjects: Howitt, William.

Cite as: Johnston, Judith. ‘William Howitt, Australia and the ‘Green Language’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 29, no. 4, 2014, doi: 10.20314/als.c49a3197dd.