Travellers, Novelists, and Gentlemen: Constructing Male Narrative Personae in British Travel Books, from the Beginnings to the Second Wor by Grzegorz MorozTravellers, Novelists, and Gentlemen: Constructing Male Narrative Personae in British Travel Books, from the Beginnings to the Second Wor by Grzegorz Moroz

Travellers, Novelists, and Gentlemen: Constructing Male Narrative Personae in British Travel Books…

byGrzegorz Moroz

Hardcover | February 22, 2013

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Travel writing studies have been focused mostly on women travel writers and on representations of the world and the other. This book adopts a novel perspective which diachronically combines the issues of genre and gender. The author postulates that the genre of the travel book in the British literary tradition was established and developed in the eighteenth century alongside the novel and the autobiography. He cogently presents the developments in earlier non-fictional travel narratives in order to expose both their similarities and fundamental differences from modern travel books. Underlying his research is the conviction that the narrative personae of travel books have always been placed in the foreground because of the key role of sentimental discourse and celebrity culture. This book competently analyses the main trends, techniques and constraints in the process of constructing male narrative personae in British travel books written between 1755 and 1939.
Grzegorz Moroz is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Bialystok in Poland. He was awarded a PhD from Warsaw University in 1993 for his dissertation entitled When the Going Was Good and Fees Handsome: Evelyn Waugh’s Travel Books. His research interests include: travel writing, Aldous Huxley’s œuv...
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Title:Travellers, Novelists, and Gentlemen: Constructing Male Narrative Personae in British Travel Books…Format:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:February 22, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363163806X

ISBN - 13:9783631638064

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Contents: Travel Books as Objects of Scholarly Interest – The Origins of the British Travel Book – Male Narrative Personae of British Travel Books from Henry Fielding to Norman Douglas – Narrative Personae in D.H. Lawrence’s Travel Books – Narrative Personae in Aldous Huxley’s Travel Books – Narrative Personae in Evelyn Waugh’s Travel Books.