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Covering the history of travel literature from its ‘prehistory’ in ancient Greece and Rome to the work of modern travellers such as Thesinger, Thubron, Fermor and Chatwin, Peter Whitfield identifies successive paradigms of travel, including exploration, pilgrimage, science and romanticism. After surveying – and quoting from – the great travellers of the past, he considers the challenges of our world of airports and theme parks, concluding that today’s travel writer must ‘keep alive the idea of the inner journey, the transforming experience’.

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Travel

A Literary History

Hardback315pp Illustrated234x156mm

9781851243389     Product Code: 502823

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Covering the history of travel literature from its ‘prehistory’ in ancient Greece and Rome to the work of modern travellers such as Thesinger, Thubron, Fermor and Chatwin, Peter Whitfield identifies successive paradigms of travel, including exploration, pilgrimage, science and romanticism. After surveying – and quoting from – the great travellers of the past, he considers the challenges of our world of airports and theme parks, concluding that today’s travel writer must ‘keep alive the idea of the inner journey, the transforming experience’.

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