Travelling Servants: Mobility and Employment in British Travel Writing 1750- 1850

1st Edition

Kathryn Walchester

Routledge
Published July 30, 2019
Reference - 196 Pages
ISBN 9780367265472 - CAT# K425068
Series: Routledge Research in Travel Writing

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Summary

This book outlines the contribution made by servants to domestic and Continental travel and travel writing between 1750 and 1850. Aiming to re-position British and European travel during this period as a site of work as well as leisure, Katheryn Walchester provides commentary and analysis of texts by servants not addressed in current scholarship. By reading texts contrapuntally, this book draws attention to repeated tropes and common patterns in the ways in which servants are featured in travelogues; and in so doing, offers an account of alternative modes of experiencing and writing about the Home Tour and the Grand Tour.

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