Romantic Readers and Transatlantic Travel: Expeditions and Tours in North America, 1760-1840

Romantic Readers and Transatlantic Travel: Expeditions and Tours in North America, 1760-1840

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Overview

Jarvis addresses a significant gap in modern scholarship on travel writing: its contemporary reception. Drawing on formal reviews, journals, letters, autobiographies, commonplace books and marginalia, Jarvis analyses the impact made by travel books on North America during an era of transatlantic strife. Attentive to the role of the periodical press, his book is also the first serious exploration of private reading experiences of travel literature in the Romantic period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409483892
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Robin Jarvis is Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England. Among his related publications is Romantic Writing and Pedestrian Travel.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Reading North America; ‘A continent of information’: America in the periodical press; Northern exposure: romantic readers and British North America; ‘Of such books we cannot have too many’: Romantic poets as travel readers; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.


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