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272 Pages | 5 b&w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474454117

Bookseller Code (06)


Reading the Road, from Shakespeare's Crossways to Bunyan's Highways

Edited by Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Opens new windows on early modern culture, subjectivity and perceptions around the experience of the road and how that shapes the idea of the road itself
  • Offers insight into the ways both the bare boards of the stage and prose narratives were used to imagine road journeys and the intersections between public and private space
  • Enhances historical understanding of the literal place of theatre in the road networks around early modern London
  • Provides a crucial ligature in English literary and cultural history. The present plays and prose are prolegomena to the travel literature of Montagu, Swift, Boswell and Johnson in the Hebrides, Sterne's Sentimental Journey, Fielding's Tom Jones, and peripatetic Civil War narratives