Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812

Kinsley, Zoe (2008) Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812. Ashgate, Aldershot. ISBN 0754656632

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Between the late seventeenth and the early nineteenth century, the possibilities for travelling within Britain became increasingly various owing to improved transport systems and the popularization of numerous tourist spots. Women Writing the Home Tour, 1682-1812 examines women's participation in that burgeoning touristic tradition, considering the ways in which the changing face of British travel and its writing can be traced through the accounts produced by the women who journeyed England, Scotland, and Wales during this important period.

This book explores female-authored home tour travel narratives in print, as well as manuscript works that have hitherto been neglected in criticism. Discussing texts produced by authors including Celia Fiennes, Ann Radcliffe and Dorothy Wordsworth alongside the works of lesser-known travellers such as Mary Morgan and Dorothy Richardson, Kinsley considers the construction, and also the destabilization, of gender, class, and national identity through chapters that emphasize the diversity and complexity of this rich body of writings.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: English prose literature — Women authors — History and criticism. Travelers' writings, English — History and criticism. Women and literature — Great Britain — History. Travel writing — History. Identity (Psychology) in literature. Sex role in literature. Women travelers — Great Britain — Biography — History and criticism. National characteristics, British, in literature. Travel in literature.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 10:32
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 10:32
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/189

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