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144 Pages

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198794110

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Travel Writing: A Very Short Introduction

Tim Youngs

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the purpose, use and effects of the many forms of travel writing, from its first appearance on clay tablets to the digital age
  • Emphasises the range and diversity of travel writing and of its authors
  • Shows that as well as accompanying empire and colonialism, travel writing has helped promote radical and progressive causes
  • Discusses the genre's definition and takes a broad view of its various characteristics
  • Maintains that travel writing plays an important role in looking and communicating across borders
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide