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Travel Sketches From Liberia

Author : Henk Dop
ISBN : 9789004233478
Genre : History
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Büttikofer’s Travel Sketches from Liberia details the development of the Liberian nation and the intricate, often volatile, relationships between the country’s indigenous peoples and its black colonists from America. In remarkable detail, it provides vivid images of the country's past.
Category: History

The Complete Works Novels Short Stories Poems Plays Memoirs Travel Sketches Letters And Essays Illustrated Edition

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9788026836599
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Lights And Shadows In A Canine Life With Sketches Of Travel

Author : Anon.
ISBN : 9781473341845
Genre : Fiction
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This is a delightful and light-hearted account of how a stray dog became the companion of a young English lady. Whilst at first glance a seemingly simple and lovely story, this is actually a riveting account of late 19th century European high society, as we follow 'Ugly' and his mistress on a grand tour of Europe, including scrapes with the police in Germany, disastrous hotels in Vienna and opera in Dubrovnik, all while remaining a touching story that could make anybody want the love of a dog in their life. First published in 1871. This text has been republished here for its historical and cultural significance. Including a specially commissioned introduction on dogs in fiction.
Category: Fiction

Wordsworth And The Art Of Philosophical Travel

Author : Mark Offord
ISBN : 9781107155589
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book offers a new interpretation of Wordsworth's poetry, combining concepts of travel, 'states of nature' and language.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sketches Of Foreign Travel

Author : Charles Rockwell
ISBN : UCAL:$B42004
Genre : Europe, Southern
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Category: Europe, Southern

Sketches Of The Royal Society And Royal Society Club

Author : John Barrow
ISBN : 9781108028165
Genre : History
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Published in 1849, these biographies of its presidents reveal the importance of the Royal Society in British intellectual life.
Category: History

Visualizing Africa In Nineteenth Century British Travel Accounts

Author : Leila Koivunen
ISBN : 9781135856120
Genre : Art
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This study examines and explains how British explorers visualized the African interior in the latter part of the nineteenth century, providing the first sustained analysis of the process by which this visual material was transformed into the illustrations in popular travel books. At that time, central Africa was, effectively, a blank canvas for Europeans, unknown and devoid of visual representations. While previous works have concentrated on exploring the stereotyped nature of printed imagery of Africa, this study examines the actual production process of images and the books in which they were published in order to demonstrate how, why, and by whom the images were manipulated. Thus, the main focus of the work is not on the aesthetic value of pictures, but in the activities, interaction, and situations that gave birth to them in both Africa and Europe.
Category: Art

The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 2 1660 1800

Author : George Watson
ISBN : 0521079349
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Elite Of Our People Joseph Willson S Sketches Of Black Upper Class Life In Antebellum Philadelphia

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ISBN : 0271043024
Genre : History
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Sketches of the Higher Classes of Colored Society in Philadelphia, first published in 1841, was written by Joseph Willson, a southern black man who had moved to Philadelphia. He wrote this book to convince whites that the African-American community in his adopted city did indeed have a class structure, and he offers advice to his black readers about how they should use their privileged status. The significance of Willson's account lies in its sophisticated analysis of the issues of class and race in Philadelphia. It is all the more important in that it predates W. E. B. Du Bois's The Philadelphia Negro by more than half a century. Julie Winch has written a substantial introduction and prepared extensive annotation. She identifies the people Willson wrote about and gives readers a sense of Philadelphia's multifaceted and richly textured African American community. The Elite of Our People will interest urban, antebellum, and African-American historians, as well as individuals with a general interest in African-American history. This volume has withstood the test of time. It remains readable. Joseph Willson was well read, articulate, and had a keen eye for detail. His message is as timely today as it was in 1841. The people he wrote about were remarkable individuals whose lives were as complex as his own.
Category: History