The Literary Tourist

The Literary Tourist

by N. Watson


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This original, witty, illustrated study offers the first analytical history of the rise and development of literary tourism in nineteenth-century Britain, associated with authors from Shakespeare, Gray, Keats, Burns and Scott, the Brontë sisters, and Thomas Hardy. Invaluable for the student of travel and literature of the nineteenth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230210929
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

NICOLA J. WATSON has taught at Oxford and Harvard, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Literature at the Open University. Her publications include Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825 (1994), At the Limits of Romanticism: Essays in Cultural, Materialist, and Feminist Criticism (with Mary Favret, 1994), an edition of Walter Scott's The Antiquary (2002) and England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (with Michael Dobson, 2002).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Introduction: Readers and Places PART I: PLACING THE AUTHOR An Anthology of Corpses Cradles of Genius Homes and Haunts PART II: LOCATING THE FICTIVE Ladies and Lakes Literary Geographies Epilogue: Enchanted Places and Never-Never Lands Index

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