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9780719057854

Romantic Geographies : Discourses of Travel 1775-1844

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719057854

  • ISBN10:

    071905785X

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2000-09-02
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Summary

Romantic Geographiesfocuses on the geographical construction of people and places in late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century travel writings. As the essays demonstrate, romantic travelers went to war zones and imperial frontiers; they reported on hotels and health spas; their concerns included ethnography, medicine, politics, and aesthetics.

Author Biography

Amanda Gilroy is Lecturer in English at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vii
Acknowledgements viii
Notes on contributors x
Introduction 1(18)
Amanda Gilroy
I Partial perspectives: landscape, aesthetics, and the politics of gender
Written on the landscape: Mary Wollstonecraft's Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
19(16)
Sara Mills
`A species of knowledge both useful and ornamental': Priscilla Wakefield's Family Tour Through the British Empire
35(16)
Jacqueline M. Labbe
The Secrets of Ann Radclifle's English travels
51(20)
Dorothy McMillan
II The Grand Tour: sites of enthralment
Wordsworth's Grand Tour
71(22)
Keith Hanley
Travelling hopefully: Helen Maria Williams and the feminine discourse of sensibility
93(16)
Chris Jones
Women who transmute into tourist attractions: spectator and spectacle on the Grand Tour
109(20)
Chloe Chard
III Pathologies of travel
Climates of gender
129(21)
Clare Brant
Politics and the occupation of a nurse in Mariana Starke's Lettes from Italy
150(15)
Jeanne Moskal
Spas and salutary landscapes: the geography of health in Mary Shelley's Rambles in Germany and Italy
165(20)
Beth Dolan Kautz
IV Colonial and imperial cartographies
Land-jobbing in the western territories: radicalism, transatlantic emigration, and the 1790s American travel narrative
185(19)
W. M. Verhoeven
Francis Wilford and the colonial construction of Hindu geography, 1799--1822
204(19)
Nigel Leask
Byron's digressive journey
223(17)
Jane Stabler
Shelley's Alastor: travel beyond the limit
240(18)
Saree Samir Makdisi
Index 258

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