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A Tour in Switzerland
Or, a View of the Present State of the Governments and Manners of those Cantons: With Comparative Sketches of the Present State of Paris

Volume 2


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108065443

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  • The radical writer and poet Helen Maria Williams (1759–1827) is best remembered for her eight-volume Letters from France (1790–6), charting the progress of the French Revolution. Having published poetry and a novel, Julia (1790), she travelled to France, where her salon welcomed the likes of Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine and leading Girondists. Forced to flee the country in 1794, she went into exile in Switzerland for six months, travelling with the printer and political reformer John Hurford Stone (1763–1818). This two-volume account of the journeys she made during her time there, first published in 1798, documents what she sees as the failure of Swiss democracy. Highlighting the shortcomings of the Swiss government and the suffering of much of Swiss society through exploitation, Williams anticipates revolutionary activity in the cantons. In Volume 2, she describes her excursion in the Alps, presenting also observations on Zurich, Fribourg and Berne.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108065443
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    22[a]. Ascent to the glaciers
    23. Source of the Rhone
    24. Coire
    25. Grison mode of negociating
    26. Baths of Pffyffer
    27. Glaris
    28. Lake of Zurich
    29. Return to Lucerne
    30. Tell's chapel
    31. Cabinets of natural history in Switzerland
    32. Autumnal views on the Jura
    33. Excursions round Neufchatel
    34. Vevay
    35. Fribourg
    36. Arrival at Berne
    37. Reclamations of the Pays de Vaud
    38. State of the peasantry and manufactures in the canton of Berne
    39. Trial of the members of the festival
    40. Discontents of the popular party

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    Helen Maria Williams

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