A Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian Pilgrimage by Elizabeth Robins PennellA Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian Pilgrimage by Elizabeth Robins Pennell

A Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian Pilgrimage

byElizabeth Robins Pennell, JOSEPH PENNELLEditorDave Buchanan

Paperback | November 18, 2015

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A peasant in peaked hat and blue shirt, with trousers rolled up high above his bare knees, crossed the road and silently examined the tricycle. “You have a good horse,” he then said; “it eats nothing.” —from An Italian PilgrimageThe 1880s was an exhilarating time for cycling pioneers like Elizabeth and her husband Joseph. As boneshakers and high-wheelers evolved into tandem tricycles and the safety bike, cycling grew from child’s play and extreme sport into a leisurely and, importantly, literary mode of transportation. The illustrated travel memoirs of “those Pennells” were—and still are—highly entertaining. They helped usher in the new age of leisure touring, while playfully hearkening back to famous literary journeys. In this new edition, Dave Buchanan provides rich cultural contexts surrounding the Pennells’ first two adventures. These long out-of-print travel memoirs will delight avid cyclists as well as scholars of travel literature, cycling history, women’s writing, Victorian literature, and illustration.
Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855–1936) and Joseph Pennell (1857–1926), a married couple from Philadelphia, collaborated on numerous books as writer and illustrator. Dave Buchanan teaches in the English Department at MacEwan University in Edmonton. His current research explores the first generation of cycle-travel literature from the 18...
Title:A Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian PilgrimageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:November 18, 2015Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772120421

ISBN - 13:9781772120424


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viiiIntroduction ixA Note on the Text xivA Canterbury Pilgrimage 5An Italian Pilgrimage 47Notes 117Works Cited 135BibliographySelected Early Cycle-Travel Literature to 1900 137The Pennells’ Cycling Publications 139Non-Cycling Books by the Pennells 141Index 145

Editorial Reviews

"[T]he books and articles penned by the Pennells rise to the level of literature. Elizabeth did most of the writing, while Joseph, a lithographer, contributed detailed illustrations of their wanderings." - Duncan Jamieson - AETHLON: The Journal of Sport Literature - 20160907