Between History and Romance: Travel Writing on Spain in the Early Nineteenth-century United States

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2000 - 281 стор.
Combining biographical data with recent theoretical studies on travel writing, Between History and Romance unravels the conventions, voices, discourses, and gender issues embedded in some American travel texts on Spain produced in the early nineteenth century, and ascertains their cultural work in fostering a romantic representation of that country in the antebellum United States.
 

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Introduction Spain Travel and Textuality in the Early NineteenthCentury United States
17
First Impressions Writing from and about Spain in the Colonial and Early National Periods
46
Toward Romantic Spain Mordecai M Noah George Ticknor and the Allure of a Fallen Empire
69
The Young American Abroad Alexander Slidell Mackenzie and the Call of Revolutionary Traveling
98
Between Oriental Past and Ethnographic Present Washington Irving and the Romancing of Tattered Spaniards
124
Fireside Travel Writing Henry Wadsworth Longfellows Sentimental Pilgrimage across Spain
160
The American Couple Abroad Gender and Class Empowerment in the Spanish Travel Writings of Caleb and Caroline Cushing
189
Conclusion
226
Notes
237
Bibliography
264
Index
277
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