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News from abroad : letters written by British travellers on the Grand Tour, 1728-71

Author: James T Boulton; T O McLoughlin
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Series: Eighteenth-century worlds.
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Provides a selection of private letters written to family and friends from a variety of people while they were on the Grand Tour (via Paris, through France and across the Alps via the terrifying Mount Cenis, to Rome) in the eighteenth century. The selection emphasises diversity, juxtaposing for example the letters of a conscientious young nobleman like Lyttelton with those of the excitable philanderer Boswell, or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James T Boulton; T O McLoughlin
ISBN: 9781846318504 1846318505
OCLC Number: 806200808
Description: x, 293 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 'Old Style' and 'New Style' dating --
Map --
Introduction : the Grand Tour --
The tourists and their letters --
George Lyttelton (1709-73) : letters (1728-30) --
Joseph Spence (1699-1768) : letters (1730-3) --
James Boswell (1740-95) : letters (1764-6) --
James Barry (1741-1806) : letters (1765-71) --
Caroline Lennox (1723-74) : letters (1766-7) --
Appendix A. The hazards of collecting art on the Grand Tour --
Appendix B. Advice to travellers on the Grand Tour.
Series Title: Eighteenth-century worlds.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by James T. Boulton, T.O. McLoughlin.
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