Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

EditorNicola J. Watson

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This book offers both an introduction to the vibrant field of literary tourism studies and a selection of cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research. Indispensable for students and scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture, it provides fascinating insights into the reception of, among others, Shakespeare, Dickens, Byron and Wordsworth.

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This book offers both an introduction to the vibrant field of literary tourism studies and a selection of cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research. Indispensable for students and scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture, it provides fascinating insights into the reception of, among others, Shakespeare, Dickens, Byron and W...

NICOLA J. WATSON has taught at Oxford, Harvard and Northwestern, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Literature at the Open University, UK. Her publications include Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825 (1993), England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (with Michael Dobson, 2002) and The Literary Tourist ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.78 × 5.61 × 0.79 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contents
Notes on the contributors
Introduction--N.J.Watson
From early modern to romantic literary tourism: a diachronical perspective--H.Hendrix
Making their mark: writing the nineteenth-century poets grave--S.Matthews
The Land of Burns: between myth and heritage--K.Wilson-Costa
Literary biography and the making of the poets house--J.North
Building the authors house: Abbotsford and Wayside--E.Hazard
Bringing down the house: restoring Shakespeares birthplace--J.Thomas
Women re-read Shakespeare country--G.Marshall
Ghosting Grasmere: the musealisation of Dove Cottage--P.Atkin
John Murrays Handbooks to Italy: making tourism literary--B.Schaff
Selling literary tourism to the literati: The Bookman in the early 1890s--M.D.Stetz
A womans place: Elizabeth Gaskell and literary tourism--P.Corpron Parker
Rambles in literary London--N.J.Watson
Home, country, world: modes of Dickensian time-travel--A.Booth
Wessex, literary pilgrims, and Thomas Hardy--S.Haslam
Americans and anti-tourism--S.Foster
Take-away heritage: or, how America inherited literary tourism--P.Westover
Uncle Tom in paradise: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Florida tourism--D.Roberts
On the trail of Rider Haggard in South Africa--L.Stiebel
Index