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Edith Wharton's Travel Writing

The Making of a Connoisseur
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Edith Wharton's Travel Writing by Sarah Bird Wright
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The first book-length critical analysis of its kind, Edith Wharton's Travel Writing is an engaging study of Wharton's travel writing as the embodiment of her connoisseurship. Wright reveals how Wharton enacted a new dialectic of tourism by reconstituting what Blake Nevius calls the 'aesthetic spectra' in her travel texts, Wharton abandoned the examples set by American predecessors such as Washington Irving and Nathaniel Hawthorne, who led the 'artless travelers' of her parents' day to lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and ruins echoing sentimental legends - and chose to emulate John Ruskin's precise visual observation and Bernard Berenson's scientific methods of appraisal.
Release date NZ
June 23rd, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
notes, bibliography, index
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
208
Dimensions
146x217x18
ISBN-13
9780333720295
Product ID
1754111

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