Women's Travel Writings in Scotland: Letters from the Mountains, Vol. II

McCue, K. and Perkins, P.(Eds.) (2016) Women's Travel Writings in Scotland: Letters from the Mountains, Vol. II. [Scholarly Editions]

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This collection includes the first critical editions of both Anne Grant’s Letters from the Mountains (1806), one of the Romantic era’s most successful non-fictional accounts of the Scottish Highlands, and Elizabeth Isabella Spence’s Letters from the North Highlands (1816), a work that, while influenced by Grant’s Letters, attempted to move the genre of the Scottish travelogue in new directions. Read together, these volumes offer complementary views of Scottish Highland life at a time of major historical transition: Grant was offering outsiders her perspective as a long-time resident of the region, while Spence was, unapologetically, writing as a tourist. The Highlands were central to Romantic-era debates on subjects ranging from landscape and aesthetics to national identities, and, as this collection demonstrates, women were making significant contributions to those debates.

Item Type:Scholarly Editions
Keywords:travel, women, Scotland.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCue, Professor Kirsteen
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
ISBN:9781138766761 (v. II)

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