The Literary Tourist: Readers and Places in Romantic and Victorian Britain

Paperback | August 15, 2008

byNicola J. Watson

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This original, witty, illustrated study, now available for the first time in paperback, 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 Bront sisters, and Thomas Hardy.

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This original, witty, illustrated study, now available for the first time in paperback, 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 Bront sisters, and Thomas Hardy.

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.52 × 5.45 × 0.58 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230210929

ISBN - 13:9780230210929

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Readers and Places
PART I: PLACING THE AUTHOR
An Anthology of Corpses
Cradles of Genius
Homes and Haunts
PART II: LOCATING THE FICTIVE
Ladies and Lakes
Literary Geographies
Epilogue: Enchanted Places and Never-Never Lands
Index

Editorial Reviews

"absorbing, well-researched and informative" -- The Yorkshire Post"exceptionally accessible and entertaining" -- Samantha Matthews, TLS"Watson has produced a book likely to interest readers in both the literary and tourist domains" -- Stuart Hannabuss, Library Review"Eminently readable and no doubt of interest to a broad audience, The Literary Tourist will prove the first reference for Victorianists interested in the ways nineteenth-century readers linked books to places and made literary landmarks the center of the British heritage industry." -- Paul A. Westover, Victorian Studies