Travels in the United States, etc. during 1849 and 1850

Travels in the United States, etc. during 1849 and 1850

by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley

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Overview

Published in 1851, Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortley's account of her travels through the Americas during the mid nineteenth century represents an early example of the travel writing genre. The United States was becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for Europeans at this time, and Lady Emmeline's writings present a quintessentially British impression of America and its people. This third and final volume records her journeys through Panama to Lima, describing in detail the architecture, climate, people and scenery of Peru, and her onward journey to Kingston, Jamaica. Written in an engaging and conversational tone, the volumes are both informative and entertaining, fulfilling the author's aim to 'amuse' with 'the gossip of travel.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108003360
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2009
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - North American History Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Monarchy and democracy; 2. Intention to go to Lima; 3. The probable future of Panama; 4. Arrival at Lima announced; 5. Cherimoyas; 6. Site of old Callao; 7. The Great Plaza; 8. Signal instance of the heroism of a lady; 9. Manco Capac and his wife; 10. About to leave Lima; 11. The voyage from Peru to Panama; 12. Peru; 13. Departure from Peru; 14. The hotel at Cruces.

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