Tourists and Travellers: Women's Non-fictional Writing about Scotland, 1770-1830 (Tourism and Cultural Change)

Tourists and Travellers: Women's Non-fictional Writing about Scotland, 1770-1830 (Tourism and Cultural Change)

By: Betty Hagglund (author)Hardback

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During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, travel and tourism in Scotland changed radically, from a time when there were very few travellers and no provision for those that there were, through to Scotland's emergence as a fully fledged tourist destination with the necessary physical and economic infrastructure. As the experience of travelling in Scotland changed, so too did the ways in which travellers wrote about their experiences. Tourists and Travellers explores the changing nature of travel and of travel writing in and about Scotland, focusing on the writings of five women - Sarah Murray, Anne Grant, Dorothy Wordsworth, Sarah Hazlitt and the anonymous female author of A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland. It further examines the specific ways in which those women represented themselves and their travels and looks at the relationship of gender to travel writing, relating that to issues of production and reception as well as to questions of discourse.

About Author

Betty Hagglund is a Research Fellow on the a Maria Graham: The Woman Writer and the Cultures of Travel, Science and Publishing in the early 19th centurya project at Nottingham Trent University. She has published extensively on travel writing and womena s writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is the editor of three volumes of womena s nineteenth-century travel writing about Italy published by Pickering and Chatto.


Chapter One: Tourists and travellers: women's non-fictional writing about Scotland 1770-1830 Chapter Two: The growth of English tourism in Scotland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Chapter Three: Travelling to criticise: A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland Chapter Four: 'Every Thing Worth Seeing': Sarah Murray's Companion and Useful Guide Chapter Five: Anne Grant of Laggan and the myth of the Highlands Chapter Six: From traveller to tourist: Dorothy Wordsworth's two Scottish tours Chapter Seven: Interrupting the aesthetic: Sarah Hazlitt's Journal Chapter Eight: Epilogue: From individual travel to mass tourism, Scotland 1770-1830

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845411183
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781845411183
  • weight: 365
  • ISBN10: 1845411188

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