Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars

Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars

A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s....

Title:Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780195030686
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  • J.

    The kind of felicity to which the Blue Train conveyed you, as it let you off at Marseilles or Toulon or Cannes or Nice or Monte Carlo, whence you could go on to the Italian Riviera, to Rapallo and all...

  • Susan

    This wonderful and evocative book looks at British travel writing between the wars; taking in the period just after WWI, to the darkening mood in the late 1930's as another war loomed. After the first...

  • Kris

    3.5 stars. ...

  • Steve

    Interesting, but uneven survey on British travel lit between the World Wars. Fussell can say outrageous things, and play the educated crank with the best. In this particular chapter, he insists that t...

  • Ellen

    Although Paul Fussell remarks (famously) in Abroad that “we are all tourists now, and there is no escape" (46), it is clear from his book that the quip is ironic and does not refer to the way he vie...

  • Hieronymus Murphy

    This wonderful, wonderful book was the centerpiece of a class I took on travel writing. It opened up for me the entire world of 20th-century literary armchair travel, for which I am and will remain et...

  • Patrick Cook

    This is an excellent subject, handled with all of Fussell's usual charm. Fussell writes with considerable authority and expertise on interwar travel writing (between this and his work on the Great War...

  • Dan

    Read this book piecemeal over months. The book is a fascinating history of literary travel in the 20s and 30s and shifts between the periods interesting innovations in travel and more general observat...

  • Jim Davis

    "The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more clearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting fl...

  • Diane

    What a difficult book to describe. I have a fairly good background in, and also like, British history and British literature and I think that may be required to enjoy the book. The first few very shor...