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The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing. Tim Youngs
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Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: defining the terms; Part I. Historical Overview: 2. Medieval and early modern travel writing; 3. Travel writing in the long eighteenth century; 4. Travel writing in the long nineteenth century; 5. 1900 to the present; Part II. Continuities and Departures: 6. Quests; 7. Inner journeys; 8. Traveling b(l)ack; 9. Gender and sexuality; Part III. Writing and Reading Travel: 10. Writing travel; 11. Reading travel writing; 12. The way ahead: current travel writing; Bibliography; Index.

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Surveying various works of travel literature, this text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises.

About the Author

Tim Youngs is Professor of English and Travel Studies at Nottingham Trent University. His publications include the forthcoming Beastly Journeys: Travel and Transformation at the fin de siecle (2012) and, as co-editor, The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (2002). In 1997, he founded Studies in Travel Writing and continues to serve as the journal's editor.

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'Youngs considers the past, present and future of 'this often exasperating, often exhilarating genre', points up current trends such as nature writing, and concludes that the future of travel writing is both certain and glorious. Hurrah!' Sunday Times
'Intriguing for anyone interested in the mechanics, history and future of the genre.' Wanderlust Magazine
'Magisterial ...' Conde Nast Traveller
'... an informative, readable introduction to the massive body of travel writing ... Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and general readers.' Choice
'The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing impresses through its historical and thematic scope and the wide range of texts it covers as well as its discussion of the issues that preoccupy the field in the twenty-first century.' H-Net
"Youngs considers the past, present and future of "this often exasperating, often exhilarating genre", points up current trends such as nature writing, and concludes that the future of travel writing is both certain and glorious. Hurrah!" Sunday Times
'Intriguing for anyone interested in the mechanics, history and future of the genre.' Wanderlust Magazine
`Magisterial ...' Conde Nast Traveller
'... an informative, readable introduction to the massive body of travel writing ... Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and general readers.' Choice
'The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing impresses through its historical and thematic scope and the wide range of texts it covers as well as its discussion of the issues that preoccupy the field in the twenty-first century.' H-Net

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