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352 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432832

Bookseller Code (06)

American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics and the Italian Tour, 1824-62

Brigitte Bailey

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultures

  • The interdisciplinary approach pushes analysis of growing area of travel writing further
  • The trope of Italy as a woman reveals how gendered patterns of thought and response processed concepts of national identity thus recognising gender as a crucial mode of perception
  • Historicizes aesthetic practices by looking closely at a particular genre (tourist writing) and its social functions in the antebellum period

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