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The lure of the sea : the discovery of the seaside in the western world, 1750-1840

The Lure of the Sea is a brilliant account of how the pleasures of the seaside were discovered in the western world, written by one of the most creative historians in Europe today. Well illustrated and accessible, it charts the changes in the popular view of the shore and the rise of the coastal resort as a place of recreation and rest
Print Book, English, 1994
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1994