The Portable Paradise : Baedeker, Murray and the Victorian Guidebook Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Notting Hill Editions
- Publication Date: 28/04/2011
- Category: Literary essays
- ISBN: 9781907903021