The Literary Tourist

Authors: Watson, N.

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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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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).

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'absorbing, well-researched and informative' - The Yorkshire Post

'pioneering work...an exceptionally accessible and entertaining work of scholarship' - Samantha Matthews, TLS

'Watson has produced a book likely to interest readers in both the literary and tourist domains, and a study worth putting on the shelves of academic and public libraries.' - Stuart Hannabuss, Library Review

'She [Watson] writes from an agreeably personal standpoint, having undertaken a good deal of such touring on her own account.' - Michael Irwin, The Thomas Hardy Journal

'Combining exemplary historical scholarship with considerable critical and theoretical sophistication, she [Watson] offers sensitive readings on the one hand of the texts and literary careers that have brought about significant forms of literary tourism, and on the other, of the literary-touristic experience itself...this is an impressive study that will prove useful not just to specialists in tourism and travel writing, but to all scholars of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and culture.' Carl Thompson, British Association for Romantic Studies Bulletin& Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Watson, Nicola J.

  • An Anthology of Corpses

    Pages 23-55

    Watson, Nicola J.

  • Cradles of Genius

    Pages 56-89

    Watson, Nicola J.

  • Homes and Haunts

    Pages 90-127

    Watson, Nicola J.

  • Ladies and Lakes

    Pages 131-168

    Watson, Nicola J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Literary Tourist
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58456-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230584563
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9992-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-21092-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 244
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