The Mediterranean Passion: Victorians and Edwardians in the South

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The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home', declared George Eliot in 1869. In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes and the aristocracy seemed in a constant flux of arrival and departure, their luggage festooned with foreign labels. The revolution in transport made this possible. The Mediterranean Passion describes how the British travelled to the South and where they went. Drawing on what these travellers wrote, and what was written for them, it enriches our understanding of the Victorians and Edwardians by exploring the medical, religious, sexual and aesthetic dimensions of their journeys and illuminates an important but neglected aspect of British social and cultural history. '... combines scholarship with charm ... It could easily be taken to the Mediterranean on a holiday and read with pleasure on a sunny beach or in the shade of a church.' Asa Briggs, Financial Times The Mediterranean Passion was the joint winner of the 1987 Wolfson Literary Award for History.

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John Pemble is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he taught modern history for twenty years. He has published a wide range of books, articles and reviews dealing with the British in India, nineteenth-century travel, the modern apotheosis of Venice, and the French experience of Shakespeare. In 1987 he was the joint winner of the Wolfson Prize for The Mediterranean Passion no reissued in Faber Finds.

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'a fascinating comprehensive compendium of the Victorian age'
Richard Shannon, Times Literary Supplement

'The thoroughness of Pemble's research and the skill with which his material is organized are extremely impressive. The Mediterranean Passion will be enormously helpful to anyone with a specialized interest in travel literature or in the history of travel, and offers numerous sources of
entertainment to non-specialists.'
The Times Higher Educational Supplement

'There are only a few books, unfortunately, that combine scholarship and charm. John Pemble's The Mediterranean Passion is one. The contents are as appealing as the title.'
The Financial Times

'enjoyable, wide-ranging and beautifully written book'
John Mackenzie, University of Lancaster, Journal of Historical Geography

'a lucid, well-organised study ... a witty, helpful guide and a lucid study of an important aspect of Victorian society, and I am most grateful to its extensive, enlightening researches'
Tamar Follini, Cambridge Quarterly

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Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home , declared George Eliot in 1869. In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes and the aristocracy seemed in a constant flux of arrival and departure, their luggage festooned with foreign labels. The revolution in transport made this possible. The Mediterranean Passion describes how the British travelled to the South and where they went. Drawing on what these travellers wrote, and what was written for them, it enriches our understanding of the Victorians and Edwardians by exploring the medical, religious, sexual and aesthetic dimensions of their journeys and illuminates an important but neglected aspect of British social and cultural history. .combines scholarship with charm .It could easily be taken to the Mediterranean on a holiday and read with pleasure on a sunny beach or in the shade of a church - Asa Briggs, Financial Times . I was impressed not merely by the range of his erudition - historical, cultural, literary, topographical, medical et al. - and by the depth of his enquiries into his subject but by the subtlety and refinement of his prose. He deals with very elusive, complex and culturally contradictory matters, upon which few, if any, could arrive at persuasive generalisations; yet he does so throughout the book, while his conclusion is a marvel of judgment, excelling even what his preceded - David Selbourne (author of The Principle of Duty ). The Mediterranean Passion was the joint winner of the 1987 Wolfson Literary Award for History. Codice libro della libreria LIE9780571251452

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