Bringing travel home to England : tourism, gender, and imaginative literature in the eighteenth century /
Susan Lamb.
Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2009.
433 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
087413921X (alk. paper), 9780874139211 (alk. paper)
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Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2009.
087413921X (alk. paper)
9780874139211 (alk. paper)
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Tourism and its human contexts -- Gender and tourism -- Making something of the human landscape -- Writers bring it home -- What Sterne's Maria did : or, how to publish what you do with women -- Postscript to Sterne : the tragedy of Mary Robinson, maid of Buttermere -- Protected witnesses : tourists and female communities -- "Be such a man as I" : Mademoiselle's points of crossing -- Taking your country to wife : tourism and the novels of Samuel Richardson.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-415) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Susan Lamb is an associate professor of English literature at the University of Toronto. She works on the connections between literature and travel before the advent of photography, steamboats, and rail transportation. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto, then held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and has published on travel, the history of sexuality and gender, the theater, Ophelia's representation, and nationalism. Dr. Lamb is currently working on the issues around acculturation and conversion in travel and literature from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. In her down time, she walks her dog, restores and collects furniture of the Arts Crafts and related design movements, and works with clay.
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This study is the first to identify and examine the circulations and mutually constitutive relations among literature, tourism, and the wider culture in the 18th century. Gendering emerges as a key mechanism both for those who brought travel home and for those who were influenced by it in other ways.
Table of Contents
Illustrationsp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 35
Tourism and Its Human Contexts
Gender and Tourismp. 41
Making Something of the Human Landscapep. 88
Writers Bring It Home
What Sterne's Maria Did; Or, How to Publish What You Do with Womenp. 151
Postscript to Sterne: The Tragedy of Mary Robinson, Maid of Buttermerep. 190
Protected Witnesses: Tourists and Female Communitiesp. 220
"Be Such a Man as I": Mademoiselle's Points of Crossingp. 250
Taking Your Country to Wife: Tourism and the Novels of Samuel Richardsonp. 297
Notesp. 343
Works Citedp. 391
Indexp. 417
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