The Portable Paradise : Baedeker, Murray and the Victorian Guidebook, Hardback

The Portable Paradise : Baedeker, Murray and the Victorian Guidebook Hardback

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Jonathan Keates's passion for collecting historic guidebooks has resulted in a beguiling work of cultural archaeology, which explores the experience of travel for the British before the First World War.

Unlike Lucy Honeychurch in E.M.Forster's A Room with a View, he revels in Baedeker, Murray and other Victorian examples, taking us on a poignant, funny and often revealing tour through this undiscovered genre.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Notting Hill Editions
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9781907903021

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