‘On the Continong’: Britons Abroad and the ‘Business of Travel’, 1820–1914

  • Jill Steward
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‘Instead of showing a tendency to ridicule our neighbours on the Continent, he (Mr Punch) has been more inclined to pillory the follies of his fellow countrymen, and to contrast their behaviour on the Continent rather unfavourably with that of the natives’, declared the editor of Mr Punch on the Continong. 1 Like other publications of the period, Punch and its readers were deeply interested in the doings of British tourists at home and abroad (Figure 4.1).


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