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A Tourist's New England: Travel Fiction, 1820-1920
by Dona Brown
Stories and novel excerpts highlight the attractions and perils of vacationing in 19th-century New England.
Paperback, 227 pages
Published April 1st 1999 by University Press of New England
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This concise collection of New England travel fiction is a useful companion volume to Brown's history of New England tourism, "Inventing New England." These short stories and novel excerpts are organized to reflect changing interests in regional scenery, the moral dangers of travel, and nostalgia for the past or escape to a simple and wild landscape. The introduction is well-composed and insightful, and serves well those readers who have are not familiar with the more in-depth exploration ...more