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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journeys

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 730

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Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.

A Defoe Companion

Author: J. Hammond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230374700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

View: 4951

Defoe occupies a central place in the history of English literature. As the author of Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders he can claim to be the creator of the first novels in English, and he was one of the earliest practitioners of the 'desert island' myth which has had such an influence on the human imagination. In A Journal of the Plague Year and A Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain he forged a distinctive documentary style which deeply influenced later writers.

Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

Author: Celia Fiennes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 336

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The Text of Great Britain

Theme and Design in Defoe's Tour

Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136173

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 5577

A substantial introduction sets out a conceptual framework for the chapters that follow, putting the Tour into the historical context of travel writing and the development of a literature of tourism.

Notes from a Small Island

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062417436

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.

The true-born Englishman and other writings

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. Divided Into Circuits Or Journies. Containing a Description of the Principal Cities and Towns, by the Late Mr. Richardson the Seventh Edition of 4; Volume 2

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781385716359

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Page: 462

View: 1322

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T070855 The imprint of Vols II and III begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, T. Davies, W. Johnston, [and 15 others in London]"; the imprint of Vol. IV begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collin London: printed for J. and F. Rivington; R. Baldwin; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; J. Buckland; W. and J. Richardson, [and 15 others in London], 1769. 4v.; 12°

Brief Lives

A Modern English Version

Author: John Aubrey

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851152066

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 4623

Full edition in modern spelling of Aubrey's racy portraits of great figures of 16-17c England, from Sir Walter Raleigh to John Milton.

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. Divided Into Circuits Or Journies. Containing a Description of the Principal Cities and Towns, by the Late Mr. Richardson the Seventh Edition of 4; Volume 4

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781385716373

Category:

Page: 410

View: 8493

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T070855 The imprint of Vols II and III begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, T. Davies, W. Johnston, [and 15 others in London]"; the imprint of Vol. IV begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collin London: printed for J. and F. Rivington; R. Baldwin; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; J. Buckland; W. and J. Richardson, [and 15 others in London], 1769. 4v.; 12°

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. Divided Into Circuits Or Journies. Containing a Description of the Principal Cities and Towns, by the Late Mr. Richardson the Seventh Edition of 4; Volume 1

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781385716342

Category:

Page: 434

View: 7138

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T070855 The imprint of Vols II and III begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, T. Davies, W. Johnston, [and 15 others in London]"; the imprint of Vol. IV begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collin London: printed for J. and F. Rivington; R. Baldwin; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; J. Buckland; W. and J. Richardson, [and 15 others in London], 1769. 4v.; 12°

Britain B.C.

life in Britain and Ireland before the Romans

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 5374

A journey to the western islands of Scotland [by S. Johnson].

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9347

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. Divided Into Circuits Or Journies. Containing a Description of the Principal Cities and Towns, by the Late Mr. Richardson the Seventh Edition of 4; Volume 3

Author: DANIEL. DEFOE

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781385716366

Category:

Page: 382

View: 8230

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T070855 The imprint of Vols II and III begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, T. Davies, W. Johnston, [and 15 others in London]"; the imprint of Vol. IV begins: "printed for J. Rivington, J. Buckland, Hawes, Clarke, and Collin London: printed for J. and F. Rivington; R. Baldwin; Hawes, Clarke and Collins; J. Buckland; W. and J. Richardson, [and 15 others in London], 1769. 4v.; 12°

The Life of Daniel Defoe

A Critical Biography

Author: John Richetti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111911800X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

View: 2212

The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoric Situates his work within the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth-century in which Defoe was an important and active participant Now available in paperback

The Road to Little Dribbling

Adventures of an American in Britain

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385539290

Category: Travel

Page: 400

View: 9215

A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot, to see what has changed—and what hasn’t. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis in the south to Cape Wrath in the north, by way of places few travelers ever get to at all, Bryson rediscovers the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly singular country that he both celebrates and, when called for, twits. With his matchless instinct for the funniest and quirkiest and his unerring eye for the idiotic, the bewildering, the appealing, and the ridiculous, he offers acute and perceptive insights into all that is best and worst about Britain today. Nothing is more entertaining than Bill Bryson on the road—and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative—and a really, really funny guy. From the Hardcover edition.

A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journies. Giving a Particular and Diverting Account of Whatever is Curious and Worth Observation, ... By a Gentleman

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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The Kingdom by the Sea

A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547525168

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 5537

This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” (The New York Times Book Review). After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight. “A sharp and funny descriptive writer . . . Theroux is a good companion.” —The Times (London)

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