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Nineteenth-century British travelers in the new world

Author: Christine DeVine
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
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By creating an 'idea of America,' popular New World travel writing offered an understanding of America through British eyes, and a lens through which 19th-century Britain could view itself.  Read more...

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Nineteenth-century British travelers in the new world.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013
(DLC) 2012024095
(OCoLC)796081938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine DeVine
ISBN: 9781409427278 1409427277 9781409473473 1409473473
OCLC Number: 820720013
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 319 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents: Introduction: seeing America, Christine DeVine; Part 1 Imagining a New World: A joy upon the precipice of death: John Muir and Robert Louis Stevenson in California, Matthew Kaiser; Utopian ideals in transatlanic context: Frances Wright's American vision, Caroline M. Kisiel; The failure of Dickens's transatlantic dream in American Notes, John McBratney; National adolescence and imaginative freedom: the traveling desires of Martineau and Bird, Kendall A. McClellan; 'Lodestar to Isabella's wanderings': Bird's West and her British audience, Lindsay Mayo Fincher. Part 2 Politics and its Discontents: British travelers and the 'condition-of-America question': defining America in the 1830s, Elizabeth J. Deis and Lowell T. Frye; 'Inexpressibly engaging': Fanny Trollope visits Charles Bird King's portraits of Indian chiefs, Christine DeVine; Intertextuality in Dickens's American Notes and Basil Hall's Travels in North America, Nathalie Vanfasse. Part 3 Heading South: the Slave States: 'Condemned of nature': British travelers on the landscape of the antebellum American South, M.B. Hackler; 'My dearly-beloved Americans': Harriet Martineau's transatlantic abolitionism, Deborah Anna Logan; 'Too abhorrent to Englishmen to render a representation of it...acceptable': slavery as seen by British artists traveling in America, Susan P. Casteras; Telling 'a still more dismal story': cultural role-playing and surrogate narration in Kemble's Georgian journal, Kristianne Kalata Vaccaro; The closing of an American vision: alien national narrative in Henry James's The American Scene, Keiko Nitta; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Christine DeVine.
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