Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

ISBN: 9780748692958

Bookseller Code (06)

Exploring Victorian Travel Literature

Disease, Race and Climate

Jessica Howell

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Offers a new perspective on the study of Victorian literature and imperialism by studying depictions of white bodies made ill by the tropical environment
  • Bridges the critical approaches of illness narrative analysis, race and travel studies
  • Analyses canonical travel literature alongside works by lesser known and minority authors
  • Shows the pervasive afterlife of climate in the cultural imagination, even after the discoveries of germ theory and contagionism