Journals Higher Education

$55.00

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08 April 2004

352 Pages | 19 engravings

ISBN: 9780199269303


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Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840

`From an Antique Land'

Nigel Leask

  • A pioneering exploration of the rich field of Romantic-period travelogues, viewed as literary works as well as historical documents.
  • Traces the evolving aesthetics of travel-writing from the late Enlightenment to the start of Victoria's reign, via concepts of 'curiosity', antiquarianism, and the picturesque to the flowering of the Romantic 'transcendental self'.
  • An important contribution to the debate about colonial discourse and a reformulation of the relations between literature, aesthetics, and empire.
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