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Published: 10 March 2020

354 Pages | 26 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198850021

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Stepping Westward

Writing the Highland Tour c. 1720-1830

Nigel Leask

  • The first dedicated study of the Highland Tour in the long eighteenth century
  • A major interdisciplinary contribution to Romantic studies, Scottish studies, and studies in travel writing, permitting a new approach to canonical British writers like Dr Johnson, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Keats, and Sir Walter Scott
  • Based on extensive new research on both published and unpublished tours, as part of the AHRC funded Curious Travellers project
  • Takes into account Gaelic as well as English language writings about the Highlands
  • Provides a different perspective and highlights the importance of woman's travel writing