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    Greaves, Robyn 2016. Footloose in Tasmania: Patsy Adam-Smith and middlebrow travel writing, 1950–1973. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 20, Issue. 1, p. 67.

    Kuehn, Julia and Smethurst, Paul 2015. New Directions in Travel Writing Studies.

    Lenahan, Patrick 2015. The Uses of Amateurs:Travel Writing as a Tool of Second Language Acquisition Research. English Academy Review, Vol. 32, Issue. 1, p. 140.

    Sera-Shriar, Efram 2015. Tales from Patagonia: Phillip Parker King and early ethnographic observation in British ethnology, 1826–1830. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 19, Issue. 3, p. 204.

    Baigent, Elizabeth 2014. Travelling bodies, texts and reputations: the gendered life and afterlife of Kate Marsden and her mission to Siberian lepers in the 1890s. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 18, Issue. 1, p. 34.

    Banerjee, Sandeep 2014. “NOT ALTOGETHER UNPICTURESQUE”: SAMUEL BOURNE AND THE LANDSCAPING OF THE VICTORIAN HIMALAYA. Victorian Literature and Culture, Vol. 42, Issue. 03, p. 351.

    Mowl, Graham and Barke, Michael 2014. Changing visitor perceptions of Malaga (Spain) and its development as a winter health resort in the nineteenth century. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 18, Issue. 3, p. 233.

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    Edwards, Justin D. and Graulund, Rune 2011. Postcolonial Travel Writing.

    Walchester, Kathryn 2011. Travelling with the Masses; British Women Travellers in Late Nineteenth‐Century Norway and the “Anti‐Tourist”. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Vol. 33, Issue. 1, p. 17.

    Prescott, Lynda 2008. Books Without Borders, Volume 1.

    Fowler, Corinne 2007. ‘Replete With Danger’: The Legacy of British Travel Narratives to News Media Coverage of Afghanistan. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 11, Issue. 2, p. 155.

    Burroughs, Robert 2006. In Conrad's Footsteps: Critical Approaches to Africanist Travel Writing. Literature Compass, Vol. 3, Issue. 4, p. 924.

    Lindsay, Claire 2006. Introduction: Travelling Texts in Spain and Spanish America. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Vol. 12, Issue. 2-3, p. 99.

    Lindsay, Claire 2003. Introduction. Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. 7, Issue. 1, p. 1.

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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing brings together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. This comprehensive introduction to the subject features specially commissioned contributions, including six essays surveying the period's travel writing; a further six focusing on geographical areas of particular interest - Arabia, the Amazon, Tahiti, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California; and three final chapters analysing some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions to this enigmatic and influential genre of writing. Several invaluable tools are also provided, including an extensive list of further reading, and a detailed five-hundred year chronology listing important events and publications. This volume will be of interest to teachers and students alike.


‘ … this Companion shows how far we have come in understanding the literature of knowledge, and in defining its relation to one kind of power.’

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‘This Companion not only covers the ground expertly, it also provides a critical apparatus for looking at the genre afresh and coherently. One of the most innovative additions to the series, a mine of key source materials for any information specialists.’

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‘It is entirely to the credit of editors Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs, as well as the other contributors to the Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing, that they have produced such a confident, mature, and usable volume … the Companion is a great success and maintains a consistently high standard throughout.’

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