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News from Abroad: Letters Written by British Travellers on the Grand Tour, 1728-71
 

News from Abroad: Letters Written by British Travellers on the Grand Tour, 1728-71 (Hardback)

Edited by Boulton, James T.
Edited by McLoughlin, T. O.

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This book provides a selection of private letters written to family and friends from a variety of people while they were on the Grand Tour in the eighteenth century. Although many have been published previously, this is the first time that letters of this kind have been brought t...ogether in a single volume. Readers can compare the various responses of travellers to the sights, pleasures and discomforts encountered on the journey. People of diverse backgrounds, with different expectations and interests, give personal accounts of their particular experiences of the Grand Tour. Unlike most collections of letters from the Tour, which recount the views of a single person, this selection emphasises diversity. Readers can juxtapose for example the letters of a conscientious young nobleman like Lyttelton with those of the excitable philanderer Boswell, or the well-travelled aristocratic lady, Caroline Lennox. While the travellers represented here follow much the same route via Paris, through France and across the Alps via the terrifying Mount Cenis, to Rome, in the pursuit of learning and pleasure, the Tour turns out to mean something quite different to each of them.
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ISBN 9781846318504
Released NZ 15 Feb 2013
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Hardback
Series Eighteenth Century Worlds (part: 3)
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ISBN-13 9781846318504
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint Liverpool University Press
Released 15 Feb 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Boulton, James T.
Edited by McLoughlin, T. O.
Series Eighteenth Century Worlds (part: 3)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
European history: c 1750 to c 1900
Number of Pages 293
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 914.042530922
Weight 658g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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