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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 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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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

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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.

A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Circuits Or Journies ; Containing, I. A Description of the Principal Cities and Towns, Their Situation, Government, and Commerce. II. The Custome, Manners, Exercises, Diversions, and Employments of the People. III. The Nature and Virtue of the Many Medicinal Springs with which Both Parts of the United Kingdom Abound; Particulary Those of Bath, Tunbridge, Bristol, Cheltenham, Mossat, &c. IV. An Ample Desciption of London, Including Westminster and Southwark, Their Bridges, Squares, Hospitals, Churches, Palaces, Markets, Schools, Libraries, Shipping in the Thames, and Trade, by Means of that Noble River, Etc. V. The Produce and Improvement of the Lands, the Trade and Manufactures. VI. The Sea Ports and Fortifications, the Course of Rivers, and the Inland Navigation. VII. The Public Edifices, Seats, and Palaces of the Nobility and Gentry. VIII. The Isles of Wight, Scilly, Portland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Other English and Scottish Isles of Most Note ; Interspersed with Useful Observations ; Particulary Fitted for the Perusal of Such as Desire to Travel Over the Island ; In Four Volumes ; With an Index to Each Volume

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 431

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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Divided Into Journeys. Interspersed with Useful Observations; Particularly Calculated for the Use of Those who are Desirous of Travelling Over England & Scotland

Author: Clement Cruttwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Defoes Gesellschaftskonzeption

Author: Klaus Degering

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789060320792

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Britain in the First Age of Party, 1687-1750

Essays Presented to Geoffrey Holmes

Author: Clyve Jones

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780907628897

Category: History

Page: 292

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The seventy years of late Stuart and early Hanoverian Britain following 1680 were a crucial period in British politics and society, seeing the growth both of political parties and of stability. This collection of original essays provides a coherent account of Britain in the 'First Age of Party'.

It’s teatime, my dear!

Vom Autor des Weltbestsellers »Reif für die Insel«

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641111331

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Abwarten, Tee trinken, weiterreisen! Vor über dreißig Jahren beschloss der Amerikaner Bill Bryson, England zu seiner Wahlheimat zu machen und für einige Jahre dort zu leben. Damals brach er auf zu einer großen Erkundungsreise quer über die britische Insel. Inzwischen ist er ein alter Hase, was die Eigentümlichkeiten der Engländer betrifft, aber dennoch entdeckt er immer wieder Neues, was ihn fasziniert und amüsiert. Kein Wunder also, dass es ihn reizt, diese Insel erneut ausgiebig zu bereisen. Von Bognor Regis bis Cape Wrath, vom englischen Teehaus bis zum schottischen Pub, von der kleinsten Absteige bis zum noblen Hotel, Bryson lässt nichts aus und beantwortet zahlreiche Fragen. Wie heißt der Big Ben eigentlich wirklich? Wer war Mr. Everest? Warum verstehen sich Amerikaner und Engländer nur bedingt? Bill Bryson will noch einmal wissen, was dieses Land so liebenswert macht, und begibt sich auf den Weg – schließlich ist er wieder reif für die Insel!

Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Englische Philologie

Author: Johan Frederik Breda Storm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Englische Philologie: Abt. Phonetik und Aussprache. 2. Abt. Rede und Schrift

Author: Johan Storm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Englische Philologie: Abt. Phonetik und Aussprache. 2. Abt. Rede und Schrift

Author: Johan Frederik Breda Storm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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An English Library

A Bookman's Guide

Author: F. Seymour Smith

Publisher: London, A. Deutsch

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 384

View: 5632

The English Library

Sources and History

Author: Raymond Irwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: 310

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An Exact and Industrious Tradesman

The Letter Book of Joseph Symson of Kendal, 1711-1720

Author: Joseph Symson,Simon David Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197262580

Category: History

Page: 794

View: 4749

'This volume includes more than 2000 letters, and has been excellently edited by Simon Smith, with extensive indexing by place, name and subject. It greatly adds to our knowledge of an important but relatively poorly documented subject.' -English Historical Review'A rich source for local, social and economic historians. A special bouquet is due to Dr Smith for his substantial introduction, a book in itself, which provides so much background information.' -The Keswick Reminder'This very important publication, which contributes significantly to the historical resources available for our two counties... will give great pleasure and interest to many.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society Newsletter'An enormous range of topics appears in the excellent subject index.' -Cumberland andamp; Westmorland Antiquarian andamp; Archaeological Society NewsletterThe letters of Joseph Symson provide a rare glimpse into the public and private life of an inland merchant who was also a member of England's urban elite. The volume reveals how Symson organised his trade and attempted to organise his family. It details his responses to the political, economic, and religious uncertainties of the early years of the eighteenth century. These letters portray both a closely-knit society of north west mercantile families based on regional affiliation and kinship; and a wider world of trade increasingly integrated with the economies of England, Ireland and Scotland - a world linked to the expansion of the Atlantic economy.

Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress

Or, A History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle de Beleau, Afterwards Call'd the Countess de Wintselsheim, in Germany, Being the Person known by the Name of the Lady Roxana, in the Time of King Charles II

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776597214

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

View: 7207

British writer Daniel Defoe is credited with being one of the first writers to dabble in longer-form fiction, eventually leading to the development of the novel format. His final work, published anonymously, follows the life of a remarkable woman who flouts the social strictures of the eighteenth century and takes up with a series of men in order to ensure the survival of her family -- but always on her own terms and in a manner consistent with her own unique code of ethics.

Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum

Author: British Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Die Entdeckung der Landschaft

Englische Gärten des 18. Jahrhunderts

Author: Valentin W. Hammerschmidt,Joachim Wilke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 215

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Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the British Museum

Author: British Museum. Department of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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