Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 December 2013

272 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719044984

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A critical reader of the romantic grand tour

Tristes plaisirs

Chloe Chard

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A fascinating collection of writings concerning the Grand Tour - but concentrating on the less formal moments including boredom, exhaustion and sexual excitement
  • Formidably well-researched, it will be an essential addition to any cultural historian or literary scholar of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • The selection of writers is original and eye-opening, as Chard travels the less well-read but no less fascinating path
  • The sub-title alludes to how Madame de Stael called the Grand Tour - the ' triste plaiser' of travelling