The Literary Tourist

Readers and Places in Romantic & Victorian Britain

  • Nicola J. Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-20
  3. Placing the Author

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      Pages 21-21
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  4. Locating the Fictive

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      Pages 129-129
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  5. Epilogue: Enchanted Places & Never—Never Lands

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-244

About this book


This original, witty, illustrated study offers the first analytical history of the rise and development of literary tourism in nineteenth-century Britain, associated with authors from Shakespeare, Gray, Keats, Burns and Scott, the Brontë sisters, and Thomas Hardy. Invaluable for the student of travel and literature of the nineteenth century.


English literature Great Britain John Keats Thomas Hardy William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicola J. Watson
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  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

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