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A critical reader of the Romantic Grand Tour: Tristes Plaisirs
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Publisher Manchester Univ Pr
Publication date March 27, 2014
Pages 266
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780719044984
ISBN-10 0719044987
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $95.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Chloe Chard assembles fascinating passages from late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century accounts of travel in Italy, by Northern Europeans, writing in English (or, in some cases, translated into English at the time); it includes writings by Charles Dupaty, Maria Graham, Anna Jameson, Sydney Morgan, Henry Matthews and Hester Lynch Piozzi.

The extracts often focus on the labile moods that contribute to the 'triste plaisir' of travelling (as Madame de Staël termed it): moods such as restlessness, anxiety, exhaustion, animal exuberance, sexual excitement and piqued curiosity.

The introduction considers some of these responses in relation to the preoccupations and rhetorical strategies of travel writing during the Romantic period and introductory commentaries examine the ways in which the passages take up a series of themes, around which the five chapters are ordered: 'Pleasure', 'Rising and sinking in sublime places', 'Danger and destabilization', 'Art, unease and life', and 'Gastronomy, gusto and the geography of the haunted'.


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9780719044984 | details & prices | 266 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $95.00
About: Chloe Chard assembles fascinating passages from late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century accounts of travel in Italy, by Northern Europeans, writing in English (or, in some cases, translated into English at the time); it includes writings by Charles Dupaty, Maria Graham, Anna Jameson, Sydney Morgan, Henry Matthews and Hester Lynch Piozzi.

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