Travel Writing 1700-1830: An Anthology by Elizabeth A. BohlsTravel Writing 1700-1830: An Anthology by Elizabeth A. Bohls

Travel Writing 1700-1830: An Anthology

EditorElizabeth A. Bohls, Ian Duncan

Paperback | September 14, 2008

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'How is the mind agitated and bewildered, at being thus, as it were, placed on the borders of a new world!' - William Bartram'Thus you see, dear sister, the manners of mankind do not differ so widely as our voyage writers would have us believe.' - Mary Wortley MontaguWith widely varied motives - scientific curiosity, commerce, colonization, diplomacy, exploration, and tourism - British travellers fanned out to every corner of the world in the period the Critical Review labelled the 'Age of Peregrination'. The Empire, already established in the Caribbean andNorth America, was expanding in India and Africa and founding new outposts in the Pacific in the wake of Captain Cook's voyages. In letters, journals, and books, travellers wrote at first-hand of exotic lands and beautiful scenery, and encounters with strange peoples and dangerous wildlife. Theyconducted philosophical and political debates in print about slavery and the French Revolution, and their writing often affords unexpected insights into the writers themselves. This anthology brings together the best writing from authors such as Daniel Defoe, Celia Fiennes, Mary Wollstonecraft,Olaudah Equiano, Mungo Park, and many others, to provide a comprehensive selection from this emerging literary genre.
Elizabeth Bohls is the author of Women Travel Writers and the Language of Aesthetics, 1716-1818 (1995) and of articles on travel writing and the novel. Ian Duncan has edited editions by Conan Doyle, John Buchan, and Walter Scott for Oxford World's Classics and is the author of Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh (2005).
Title:Travel Writing 1700-1830: An AnthologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.22 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537526

ISBN - 13:9780199537525

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Table of Contents

Europe and Asia MinorThe British IslesAfricaThe CaribbeanNorth AmericaAustralia and the Pacific