This fascinating and original study of the development of tourism in England investigates the landmarks chosen by the English for their leisure travel over the centuries—in particular, four types of attraction still prominent on the tourist map of England—literary shrines, country houses, picturesque ruins and the natural landscape.
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This fascinating and original study shows that the English tourist industry is not a peculiarly modern creation. Ian Ousby identifies the four types of tourist attraction - literary shrines, country houses, picturesque ruins, and the natural landscape and the tastes that made them objects of fashionable attention in the eighteenth-century.From the Back Cover:
“A pioneer work of what we must call “tourist history” written, moreover, with elegance and style.” – John Julius Norwich
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Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0712667660
Book Description Random House UK, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-259-06-6781706