Books and Travel : Inspiration, Quests and Transformation Hardback
Part of the Tourism and Cultural Change series
The books that we read, whether travel-focused or not, may influence the way in which we understand the process or experience of travel.
This multidisciplinary work provides a critical analysis of the inspirational and transformational role that books play in travel imaginings.
Does reading a book encourage us to think of travel as exotic, adventurous, transformative, dangerous or educative?
Do different genres of books influence a reader's view of travel in multifarious ways?
These questions are explored through a literary analysis of an eclectic selection of books spanning the period from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Genres covered include historical fiction, children's books, westerns, science-fiction and crime fiction.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/07/2012
- Category: Sociology
- ISBN: 9781845413484
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