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Offering an introduction to the new and vibrant field of literary tourism together with a wide-ranging selection of cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research, this volume is indispensable for all students and scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture, but especially for those with interests in travel writing, literary biography, the relations of literature and place, and the production of national identity through literary heritage. Together these essays explore the rise of interest in visiting and memorializing literary places in the nineteenth century, examining the development of writers' homes and haunts as tourist destinations and itineraries, and the associated rise of the album, literary biography, the travelogue, and the guidebook, amongst other novel genres. Ranging across Britain, continental Europe and America, it provides fascinating insights into the reception of, amongst others, Petrarch, Shakespeare, Burns, Byron, Wordsworth, Scott, Letitia Landon, Hawthorne, Dickens, Gaskell, Hardy, Stowe, Haggard and Kipling by British and American tourists.


Description

Offering an introduction to the new and vibrant field of literary tourism together with a wide-ranging selection of cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research, this volume is indispensable for all students and scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture, but especially for those with interests in travel writing, literary biography, the relations of literature and place, and the production of national identity through literary heritage. Together these essays explore the rise of interest in visiting and memorializing literary places in the nineteenth century, examining the development of writers' homes and haunts as tourist destinations and itineraries, and the associated rise of the album, literary biography, the travelogue, and the guidebook, amongst other novel genres. Ranging across Britain, continental Europe and America, it provides fascinating insights into the reception of, amongst others, Petrarch, Shakespeare, Burns, Byron, Wordsworth, Scott, Letitia Landon, Hawthorne, Dickens, Gaskell, Hardy, Stowe, Haggard and Kipling by British and American tourists.


Contents


Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; N.J.Watson
From Early Modern to Romantic Literary Tourism: a Diachronical Perspective; H.Hendrix
Making Their Mark: Writing the Nineteenth-century Poet's Grave; S.Matthews
The Land of Burns: Between Myth and Heritage; K.Wilson-Costa
Literary Biography and the Making of the Poet's House; J.North
Building the Author's House: Abbotsford and Wayside; E.Hazard
Bringing Down the House: Restoring Shakespeare's Birthplace; J.Thomas
Women Re-read Shakespeare Country; G.Marshall
Ghosting Grasmere: the Musealisation of Dove Cottage; P.Atkin
John Murray's Handbooks to Italy: Making Tourism Literary; B.Schaff
Selling Literary Tourism to the Literati: The Bookman in the Early 1890s; M.D.Stetz
A woman's Place: Elizabeth Gaskell and Literary Tourism; P.Corpron Parker
Rambles in Literary London; N.J.Watson
Home, Country, World: Modes of Dickensian Time-travel; A.Booth
Wessex, Literary Pilgrims, and Thomas Hardy; S.Haslam
Americans and Anti-tourism; S.Foster
Take-away Heritage: Or, How America 'Inherited' Literary Tourism; P.Westover
Uncle Tom in Paradise: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Florida Tourism; D.Roberts
On the Trail of Rider Haggard in South Africa; L.Stiebel
Index


Authors

NICOLA J. WATSON has taught at Oxford, Harvard and Northwestern, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Literature at the Open University, UK. Her publications include Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825 (1993), England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (with Michael Dobson, 2002) and The Literary Tourist (2006).