Travel Writing in the Nineteenth Century
Filling the Blank Spaces
Edited by Tim Youngs
Publication date:01 September 2006
Length of book:288 pages
Long popular with a general readership, travel writing has, in the past three decades or so, become firmly established as an object of serious and multi-disciplinary academic inquiry. Few of the scholarly and popular publications that have focused on the nineteenth century have regarded the century as a whole. This broad volume examines the cultural and social aspects of travel writing on Africa, Asia, America, the Balkans and Australasia.
'This volume will be required reading for anyone seriously interested in nineteenth-century concepts of culture and civilization.' —David Seed, Chair of American Literature, University of Liverpool