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Encyclopedia Of Travel Literature

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Before visual media, readers learned about foreign countries, exotic realms, other peoples, and intrepid adventurers through travel writers. Here you'll read about Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who died in 1817 on his return trip from Mecca and was buried still disguised as a Muslim; George Sand, who scandalized Europe by illegally wearing trousers and wrote a singularly interesting travel book; and Lord Byron, who fictionalized his Grand Tour in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

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Overview

Before visual media, readers learned about foreign countries, exotic realms, other peoples, and intrepid adventurers through travel writers. Here you'll read about Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who died in 1817 on his return trip from Mecca and was buried still disguised as a Muslim; George Sand, who scandalized Europe by illegally wearing trousers and wrote a singularly interesting travel book; and Lord Byron, who fictionalized his Grand Tour in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…compares favorably with similar reference sources … it is thorough and detailed, yet accessible to the lay reader … of special interest to subject specialists or historians; recommended for public and academic libraries."

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Library Journal

"…an excellent choice for small and medium-sized libraries that need biographical information in this area at a moderate price."

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Booklist

"A useful resource for the researcher and the armchair traveler … Useful for students of literature, history, and cross-cultural studies, this work will likely find an appropriate home in academic and public library collections that support these parts of the curriculum. Some large public libraries, and those specializing in travel literature, should definitely consider this work."

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American Reference Books Annual

"Recommended for libraries needing a concise introduction of travel literature."

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Booknews
Brown (English literature, Zayed U., Abu Dhabi) explains that this volume is not a travel guide or anthology of trip journals and voyage accounts. From Adams, Douglas" (of fame) to "Young, Arthur" (an 18th-19th century English travel writer), entries<-->from a paragraph to five columns<-->feature some of the themes and best Western (mostly) writers in the genre from 15th-century adventurers to contemporary "post-tourists." Illustrations are drawn from , the film based on Captain Bly's 1788 narrative, and include a 1890 photo of "around the world in 72 days" U.S. journalist Nelly Bly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874369403
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Literary Companions Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Adams, Douglas 1
Addison, Joseph 2
Akenside, Mark 3
Baedeker's 5
Bartram, William 5
Baudrillard, Jean 7
Bell, Gertrude 8
Bignold, Thomas Frank 9
Bird, Isabella 10
Bishop, Elizabeth 14
Bligh, William 15
Bly, Nellie 18
Boll, Heinrich 19
Borrow, George 20
Boswell, James 21
Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de 23
Bougrenet, Jacques Louis de 24
Browne, Edward Granville 25
Browning, Robert 26
Bruce, James 28
Brydone, Patrick 28
Buccaneer 29
Burchell, William J. 30
Burckhardt, Johann Ludwig 31
Burton, Sir Richard Francis 32
Butler, Samuel 35
Byron, Lord 36
Byron, Robert 37
Cabeza Devaca, Alvar Nunez 41
Calderon de la Barca, Frances 41
Calverley, Charles Stuart 42
Cape Horn 43
Cape of Good Hope 43
Careri, Giovanni Francisco Gemelli 43
Carr, Sir John 45
Carre, Abbe 46
Cathay 47
Celine, Louis-Ferdinand 47
Cervantes, Miguel de 49
Champlain, Samuel de 51
Circumnavigation 52
Claude Mirror 52
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor 53
Columbus, Christopher 54
The Continent 57
Cook, Captain James 57
Cooper, James Fenimore 59
Coryate, Thomas 62
Dallam, Thomas 65
Dallas, Sir George 66
Dampier, William 66
Dana, Richard Henry 68
Darwin, Charles 69
Davidson, Robyn 71
Day-Lewis, Cecil 72
Defoe, Daniel 73
Dickens, Charles 76
Doughty, Charles Montagu 78
Drake, Sir Francis 79
Eldorado (or el Dorado) 81
Empire 81
Empson, Sir William 81
Fielding, Henry 83
Flaubert, Gustave 84
Forster, E. M. 85
Fox, Captain Luke 87
Fraser, G. S. 87
Fuller, Margaret 88
Gage, Thomas 91
Galton, Sir Francis 92
Gama, Vasco Da 92
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von 93
Goldsmith, Oliver 95
Grail Quest 96
Grand Tour 98
Hall, Captain Basil 99
Hardy, Thomas 100
Harrer, Heinrich 101
Hemingway, Ernest 102
Hilton, James 104
Hood, Thomas 105
Huxley, Aldous 106
James, Captain Thomas 109
James, Henry (Jr.) 109
Jenkinson, Anthony 111
Johnson, Samuel 112
Kalm, Peter 115
Kane, Elisha Kent 115
Kerouac, Jack 116
Kinglake, Alexander William 118
Knight, Sarah Kemble 119
La Salle, Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de 121
Lahontan, Louis-Armand de Lom D'Arce, Baron de 122
Lawrence, D. H. 123
Lawrence, T. E. 124
Leonowens, Anna 126
Levant 127
Lewis, Norman 128
Lithgow, William 129
Livingstone, David 130
Lord, W. B., and Thomas Baines 132
Loti, Pierre 132
Maclean, Sir Fitzroy 135
Macneice, Louis 136
Magellan, Ferdinand 137
Marvell, Andrew 138
Masefield, John 139
Mayle, Peter 140
Melville, Herman 142
Miller, Henry 145
Milnes, Richard Monckton 146
Missionary 148
Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley 148
Montesquieu, Charles 150
Moodie, Susanna 151
Moore, Thomas 152
Moritz, Karl Philipp 153
Morris, Jan 154
Morris, William 155
Naipaul, Sir V. S. 157
Northwest Passage 160
Olearius, Adam 161
Pardoe, Julia 163
Park, Mungo 163
Peck, Annie 165
Periplus 167
Picaresque 167
Picaro 167
Prince, Nancy 168
Raj 169
Raleigh, Sir Walter 169
Ricci, Matteo 170
Rogers, Samuel 171
Sand, George 173
Scott, Robert F. 173
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria 175
Sevigne, Marquise de 176
Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft 177
Silk Road 179
Slocum, Joshua 180
Smith, Captain John 181
Smollett, Tobias 183
Southey, Robert 184
Speke, John Hanning 185
Spice Islands 186
Stanley, Sir Henry Morton 186
Steinbeck, John 189
Stephens, John Lloyd 191
Sterne, Laurence 193
Stevens, Thomas 195
Stevenson, Robert Louis 195
Strait of Magellan 199
Swift, Jonathan 199
Tatchell, Frank 203
Taylor, John 203
Thackeray, William Makepeace 203
Theroux, Paul 205
Thompson, Hunter S. 207
Thoreau, Henry David 208
Tocqueville, Alexis de 209
Trench, Richard Chenevix 210
Trollope, Anthony 211
Trollope, Frances 213
Twain, Mark 214
Tyrrell, Albert E. 218
Varthema, Lodovico de 221
Verne, Jules 222
Voltaire 224
Waugh, Evelyn 227
Wellsley, Dorothy, Duchess of 228
Wharton, Edith 230
Willard, Emma Hart 232
Williams, William Carlos 233
Wolff, Joseph 234
Wordsworth, Dorothy 234
Wordsworth, William 235
Workman, Fanny Bullock 237
Young, Arthur 239
References 241
About the Author 243
Index 245
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