Romantic Readers and Transatlantic Travel
Expeditions and Tours in North America, 1760-1840eBook - 2012
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.
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (218 pages)