Looking for the Picturesque: Visual Culture and the Literature of Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century

In 1836, John Murray published The Handbook for Travellers on the Continent.

The first guidebook was inspired by the landscape aesthetics of the late eighteenth century and sent millions of tourists off to Europe seeking craggy cliffs, hill-perched ruins, and rustic peasants.

Chapter 1: The History, Aesthetics, and Semiotics of Guidebooks

Chapter 2: The Subjectivity of Travel Writing

Chapter 3:Fictional Tourists in Dickens, Eliot, James, and Forster

Chapter 4: Tourism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

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