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The Mediterranean Passion: Victorians and Edwardians in the South

John Pemble

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ISBN 10: 0571251455 / ISBN 13: 9780571251452
Published by Faber and Faber, 2009
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Title: The Mediterranean Passion: Victorians and ...

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Main.

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The only remarkable thing people can tell of their doings these days is that they have stayed at home', declared George Eliot in 1869. In Victorian and Edwardian Britain travel became the rage. The middle classes and the aristocracy seemed in a constant flux of arrival and departure, their luggage festooned with foreign labels. The revolution in transport made this possible. The Mediterranean Passion describes how the British travelled to the South and where they went. Drawing on what these travellers wrote, and what was written for them, it enriches our understanding of the Victorians and Edwardians by exploring the medical, religious, sexual and aesthetic dimensions of their journeys and illuminates an important but neglected aspect of British social and cultural history. '... combines scholarship with charm ... It could easily be taken to the Mediterranean on a holiday and read with pleasure on a sunny beach or in the shade of a church.' Asa Briggs, Financial Times The Mediterranean Passion was the joint winner of the 1987 Wolfson Literary Award for History.

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John Pemble is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he taught modern history for twenty years. He has published a wide range of books, articles and reviews dealing with the British in India, nineteenth-century travel, the modern apotheosis of Venice, and the French experience of Shakespeare. In 1987 he was the joint winner of the Wolfson Prize for The Mediterranean Passion no reissued in Faber Finds.

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