The Literary Tourist: Readers and Places in Romantic and Victorian Britain (BOK)

Nicola J. Watson

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You've already read the book -- why visit the place? Yet thousands every year make pilgrimage to literary graves, houses, and landscapes located across Britain. This book, available in paperback for the first time, tells the story of how readers started visiting sites with bookish associations, describing the rise and development of literary tourism in nineteenth-century Britain around authors from Shakespeare, Gray, Keats and Burns to Scott, the BrontA" sisters, and Thomas Hardy. It shows how authorial biography and realist fiction came to shape tourist sentiments, practices, and sites, and explores the unjustly neglected texts associated with literary tourism -- guidebooks, travel memoirs, essays on the 'homes and haunts' of authors, full-length studies of literary geographies - as well as the sites themselves, from Poets' Corner to Beatrix Potter's house. Indispensable for anyone interested in the literature, the travel literature and the tourism of the nineteenth-century, and a thought-provoking read for all today's literary tourists.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Nicola J. Watson
ISBN 9780230210929
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 330 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 , Classic travel writing, Places & peoples: general & pictorial works, Tourism industry

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